Atlantic City Helicopter Crew Conducts Fifth Rescue of the Day

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – A rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City rescued a sailor today after his sailboat ran aground off the coast of Ocean City, Md., making this the fifth rescue for the air crew today.

Rescued was Robert Pollak of Sayville, N.Y.

Someone on shore contacted the Coast Guard and reported seeing a sailboat run aground off 10th Street in Ocean City.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Ocean City, and a rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City arrived on scene to assist Pollak.

The rescue helicopter crew hoisted Pollak and transferred him to the Ocean City Municipal Airport.

Pollak was reported to be in good health.

This rescue marks the fifth boater today the rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City has saved.

The Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise extreme caution when transiting coastal and inland waterways as severe weather passes through the mid-Atlantic region today.

A gale warning is currently in effect for the inland and coastal waters of Virginia and North Carolina with northeastern winds forecasted to reach 30-35 m.p.h.

The Coast Guard has saved or assisted 17 people since the severe weather system entered the mid-Atlantic region earlier this weekend.

The gale warning is in effect until Tuesday.

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