Good Samaritan, Coast Guard rescue 1 after sailboat capsizes

OCEAN CITY, N.J. – A Good Samaritan and the Coast Guard rescued a sailor today after the sailboat he was on capsized Friday about eight miles southeast of Corson’s Inlet, N.J.

Rescued was Brian Mann, 57, of Edgartown, Mass.

Mann was discovered in a survival suit, sitting atop his overturned sailboat by the pilot of the Pulp Fishing, a recreational fishing boat. The Good Samaritan contacted the Coast Guard at about 9 a.m. today, who launched rescue boat crews from Coast Guard Stations Great Egg and Townsend Inlet, N.J.

The rescue crew from Station Great Egg arrived on scene, and took Mann back to their station in Ocean City, N.J., to awaiting EMS personnel.

Mann was examined and released by medical personnel at the station.

Mann was aboard his 31-foot sailboat transiting from Cape May, N.J., to Massachusetts when his boat capsized off the New Jersey Coast at about 6 p.m. Friday.

“Mann was wearing a survival suit and stayed with his boat, which greatly contributed to his survival,” said David Umberger, search and rescue coordinator at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia.

Mann is currently working with salvage crews from Sea Tow to develop a salvage plan for his boat.

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