Man rescued from capsized sailboat in Long Island Sound

07/17/2011 9:52 PM |

 

JAMES TUTHILL PHOTO | A capsized sailboat and its lone occupant were towed ashore Sunday night.

A boater was rescued off the shore of Wading River Beach Sunday night after high winds caused his sailboat to capsize, according to the man and fire department officials.

“The wind started to make the boat tip and it capsized,” said the sailor, who wished to remain anonymous. He declined to comment further.

The boat was towed back to the beach by personal watercraft. The Wading River Fire Department assisted with the rescue.

The sailor, who was brought ashore about 7 p.m., did not need medical assistance.

The call was reported just after 6 p.m.

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  • This is a very good example of why one should own a catboat! Catboats are much wider and don’t tip.