TAMPA — Police in a helicopter rescued a man Wednesday afternoon after his sailboat capsized in the waters off of Picnic Island.
The man called 911 from his cell phone after strong winds capsized his 14-foot sailboat and forced him into the water, police said.
Tampa Police Department marine units and air service responded within minutes. The air unit dropped a raft to the man and the marine unit pulled the man from the water.
The man, who has not been named, was not injured.