CAMBRIDGE — Officers from the Rescue Fire Company and the Maryland Natural Resources Police rescued two sailors after their boat struck the U.S. Route 50 bridge over the Choptank River Friday morning.

Around 10 a.m. Friday, officers responded to the Choptank River in reference to a sailboat striking the Malkus Bridge.

According to officers on scene, the vessel was occupied by two sailors when it experienced an engine failure, said Lauren Moses, a public information officer for the Maryland NRP. The collision caused the mast of the boat to break.

Officers were able to remove the occupants and bring them back to shore safely.

The boat sustained significant damage and was towed back to shore.

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