Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sailor Falls Overboard Near Chesapeake Tunnel

A 26-year-old sailor is recovering after falling overboard near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The Coast Guard said Tuesday the man fell off a 26-foot sailboat Monday and was pulled back aboard by the owner of the boat and wrapped in a sail.A rescue boat from Coast Guard Station Little Creek was dispatched 5 miles into the bay to retrieve the sailor, who was suffering from hypothermia. The Coast Guard said he was treated and released.

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