By ML Baron, Special to the Neighb News
Todd Cox, acting Fairhaven Harbormaster along with Shellfish Deputy Richard Dube were at Hoppy’s Landing when a distraught female approached them at the dock and stated that her husband was overboard from a capsized sailboat off Hoppy’s Landing.
The capsized boat could be seen from the dock, but upon arrival, the boater could not be found. He was later rescued from the rocky edge of Hoppy’s Point.
The wind was blowing out of the southwest up to 30 knots at the time of the incident on Monday, 9/4, 1 p.m.
The sailor, Jeremy Messier of Dartmouth, was pulled to safety by Mr. Cox and Mr. Dube. Fairhaven firefighter/paramedics responded, but Mr. Messier did not require transport to a hospital. He said he was happy to see his wife and retrieve his boat.
When the boat capsized Mr. Messier tried to get his rudder back while the vessel drifted out of reach in the 30 knot winds. His wife had not joined him, but watched from the dock as the scene unfolded.
See video of the rescue by ML Baron at https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=DlAcBTShPi0
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