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Coast Guard Rescues Man Stuck in Oakland Estuary

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    A Coast Guard helicopter team on Saturday rescued a 61-year-old man from the Oakland Estuary after the man's vessel ran aground. (Video Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard District 11)

    (Published Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017)

    A Coast Guard helicopter team on Saturday rescued a 61-year-old man from the Oakland Estuary after the man's vessel ran aground.

    The man was steering the 32-foot-long sail boat when he missed a buoy and became stuck in shallow water, according to the Coast Guard.

    Coast Guard officials dispatched a vessel to the scene, but the water was too shallow to conduct a rescue by boat.

    A helicopter was able to lower a rescue basket to the man and bring him to safety.

    The man did not suffer any injuries, according to the Coast Guard.

    Bay City News contributed to this report.

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