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Crews rescue missing boaters Friday along Smith River

The Coast Guard rescued three people and a dog from a capsized fishing vessel offshore Apalachicola, Florida, Thursday. (MGN)
The Coast Guard rescued three people and a dog from a capsized fishing vessel offshore Apalachicola, Florida, Thursday. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: Jun. 13, 2020 at 12:33 PM EDT
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A handful of emergency crews came together Friday to aid in the rescue of two missing boaters along the Smith River.

According to the

, the mission was carried out in the Ridgeway area of Henry County.

The

says they were called to assist the Rescue Squad in the lower Smith River to help locate the victims and safely bring them to another access point along the water where they were then able to receive treatment.

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Ridgeway Rescue, Henry County Public Safety and the Henry County Sheriff's Office all aided the rescue.

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