Coast Guard aircrew rescues boater near Pooles Island, Md.

5th Coast Guard District News
BALTIMORE — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a 39-year-old man aboard a 31-foot sailboat Tuesday after he left Edgewood, Md., Sunday and did not arrive in Dundalk as intended.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a call at 10:30 p.m. Monday from the man’s friend reporting the man had called her Sunday evening and stated he was having engine trouble in the vicinity of Pooles Island.

Crewmembers of an HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., pose with a man they rescued from aboard his 31-foot sailboat Tuesday Dec. 24, 2013. The man was rescued near Pooles Island and transferred to Baltimore Washington International Airport after his friend reported him overdue. U.S. Coast Guard photo

Crewmembers of an HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., pose with a man they rescued from aboard his 31-foot sailboat Tuesday Dec. 24, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo

A Coast Guard aircrew aboard an HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., located the man aboard his boat near Pooles Island and hoisted the man aboard the helicopter. The man was transported to Baltimore Washington International Airport where he was transferred to emergency medical personnel.

“Prior to getting underway, mariners should look at the forecasted conditions and bring sufficient supplies should their voyage last longer than they originally intended.” said Lt. Salomee Briggs, the command duty officer at Sector Baltimore.

No injuries were reported.

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