Three people were pulled to safety by members of the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Swift Water Team after their canoe capsized Sunday at the Beaverdam Creek Reservoir.
Dispatchers were alerted by a 911 call just before 3 p.m. June 12 that three people were stranded in the water at the Brambleton Regional Park. High winds and the current prevented them from getting back into their boat or reaching the shore. The boaters were not wearing life jackets.
Fire and rescue units from Moorefield, Brambleton, Ashburn, Leesburg Fire and Sterling Rescue were sent to the scene. Rescue Boat 613 was deployed to rescue the boaters and retrieve the capsized canoe.
Following the incident, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue is reminding residents about the importance of each person aboard any watercraft—adults and children alike—wearing U.S. Coast guard approved lifejackets.