Coast Guard Assists in Rescue in Boston Harbor

BOSTON – A Station Boston 25-foot response boat assisted a 54-year-old man who fell off his sailboat near Castle Island in Boston Harbor last evening, about 7:30 p.m.A near-by sailboat rescued the man, who was then transferred to the Coast Guard boat, where the crew evaluated his condition. Suffering from some abrasions and bruises, the man was transferred to shore where a waiting ambulance took him to Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

The Coast Guard coordinated to have the man’s sail boat towed to a local marina.

“We appreciate it when private boaters help others in distress,” said Lt. Pat Petrarca in the First District Command Center in Boston. “We are glad to see responsible boaters stay aware of their surroundings, and in this case, it might have made all the difference.”

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