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Man Rescued After Sailboat Hit By Large Wave Overturns In Jones Inlet

The incident occurred at the Jones Inlet of Freeport.
The incident occurred at the Jones Inlet of Freeport. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A man was rescued after awaiting help on top of a sailboat that overturned when it was hit by a powerful wave.

It happened around 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 in the Jones Inlet off Freeport.

Upon arrival by Nassau County Police Marine 6 officers, it was determined the boat had been hit by a large wave and the operator, a 45-year-old man, was thrown into the water. 

The victim was able to climb on the overturned boat and await police arrival. The victim was transported back to shore on Marine 6 and with the assistance of Marine 2 were able to tow the sailboat back to shore as well. 

No injuries were reported.

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