Coast Guard evacuates 2 people off sailboat in Boston Harbor

BOSTON (WHDH) - The Coast Guard evacuated two men off their sailboat Friday after it ran hard aground near Lovells Island in Boston Harbor.

The owner of the sailboat, Silent Passage, radioed Coast Guard Sector Boston watch standers around 1 p.m. and said they had run aground on the rocks.

They had also contacted a commercial salvage company to come assist them.

Station Point Allerton 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew left patrol to see if they could assist the sailboat.

Due to low tide, the boat crew and the commercial salvage company could not reach the sailboat.

Initially, the plan was to wait for the tide to re-float the boat, but the wind speed increased to between 20-30 knots and the situation became unsafe.

The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew took off just before 5 p.m. to evacuate the men from their sailboat.

No injuries were reported.

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