Sailor clinging to boat rescued near Hull, Massachusetts

BOSTON- A Hull, Mass., native was pulled from the water by a Coast Guard boat crew around 6:30 p.m., Wednesday as he was clinging to his boat in the Hull Bay.

At 6:26 p.m., Coast Guard Station Point Allerton received a call from a good Samaritan on shore who reported a person in the water, hanging on to side of a sailboat about 500 yards south of the Coast Guard station.

A 41-foot boat crew from Station Point Allerton was in the area and diverted to the scene while a 25-foot rescue boat crew launched from the station to assist.

The boat crews arrived on scene at 6:33 p.m., and the 25-foot boat crew pulled Timotej Eclmovic from the 68 F water.

The Hull Harbormaster towed Eclmovics 14.5-foot sailboat back to its mooring.

No injuries were reported.

“His life jacket definitely helped as he was clinging to the side of his boat,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Lindstrom, the officer of the day Station Point Allerton at the time of the rescue. “The water temperature was in the high 60s and the closest shore was about 500 yards away. That would have been pretty far for him to try to swim.”

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