Man rescued from sinking boat: Police

Man rescued from sinking boat: Police
A Nassau County police boat. According to authorities, a 65-year-old man was rescued on Saturday from a sailboat that was sinking in Hempstead Harbor. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

A 65-year-old man was rescued Saturday from a sinking sailboat in Hempstead Harbor, police said.

The water emergency happened at 5:45 p.m. A sinking vessel near the Roslyn Viaduct was the subject of a 911 emergency call, according to authorities. A witness saw a man holding onto the side of a 12-foot sailboat.

In response, Nassau County Aviation Helicopter 4 found the boat. Nassau County Marine 11 arrived on the scene after being sent there by Helicopter 4; they stayed to monitor the situation and support Glen Cove Harbor Patrol.

The man was helped out of the water by Glen Cove Harbor Patrol, which brought the boat to shore. The 65-year-old male was unharmed and declined medical care.

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