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Coast Guard Rescues Sailor in South Jersey

A Coast Guard crew came to the rescue of a boater whose 15-foot sailing vessel overturned near the entrance of Delaware Bay in southern New Jersey.

Coast Guard Rescue
A boat crew from Cape May assists a boater whose 15-foot sailing vessel capsized Sunday. (U.S. Coast Guard)

A pilot flying into Cape May Airport around 6 p.m. Sunday saw the man and reported the distress to airport personnel, who notified the Coast Guard.

A 45-foot Response Boat from Coast Guard Station Cape May soon arrived on scene and found the man, who was wearing a life jacket, standing on his overturned vessel. After helping him right his vessel, they escorted him back to shore.

The boater was not injured in the incident.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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