Tampa police in helicopter over Picnic Island rescue boater

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.

Tampa police in helicopter over Picnic Island rescue boater 05/12/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 8:52pm]

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