In a recent article in the Salem Evening News, 41-year-old sailor David Polan told the story of how he was rescued off Salem, Massachusetts, earlier this month.
Polan is an experienced sailor who left Winter Island on a “frostbite” sail on the chilly 40-degree waters. Somewhere near the Misery islands, the day sailer flipped over and Polan fell into the water, where he clung to his boat for a reported 20 minutes. He made a mayday call and was rescued by Salem Harbormaster Bill McHugh and Assistant Harbormaster Patrick Mulligan.
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