Sailor Rescued on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard rescue crews from Station Burlington, Vermont recovered a man from the water at 11:42 p.m. Saturday after his 22’ sailboat capsized near Shelburne Bay on Lake Champlain.

Watchstanders at Sector Northern New England received a report at approximately 11:10 p.m. that the vessel capsized, ejecting its 3 passengers into the water.

A Good Samaritan was nearby and recoverd 2 passengers, but was unable to pull the third person from the water.

Station Burlington immediately launched a 25-foot response boat small to recover the man and all 3 people were safely transported back to the nearest port.

The boat remains adrift and poses no pollution threat. It is scheduled to be recovered by a local salvage company when weather permits.

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