Boat sinks, leaks fuel into Hampton River

HAMPTON, Va. – A docked boat sank into the Hampton River on Tuesday morning, leaking fuel and prompting a HAZMAT response.

A call reporting the sinking boat was received at 9:55 a.m. and Hampton Fire crews responded to the 600 block of River Street.

The 25-foot boat was docked when it sank. The boat was unoccupied, but the owner says approximately 25 to 30 gallons of fuel has leaked into the Hampton River.

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