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Coast Guard rescues man from grounded sailboat near Yorktown

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Posted at 1:05 PM, Apr 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-28 13:05:57-04

YORKTOWN, Va. – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man from a grounded sailboard early Thursday morning approximately 12 miles northeast of Yorktown.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Milford Haven received a report on Wednesday night at 9:36 p.m. that a man on a 33-foot sailboat had run aground near New Point Comfort lighthouse and was unable to refloat the vessel.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Station Milford Haven launched at 10:04 p.m. and reached the scene at 11:37 p.m.

The Coast Guard boat towed the sailboat to Riverwalk Landing Marina in Yorktown, arriving at 3:33 a.m. Thursday.

No injuries or pollution were reported.