NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. – The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit rescued two people Wednesday night from a sailboat as stormy conditions ahead of Hurricane Ian started to hit Northeast Florida.
The Sheriff’s Office said the people were rescued from the boat in Fernandina Harbor around 8:30 p.m. and luckily, no one was hurt.
Video of the rescue was posted by the agency showing crews pulling a man from the boat as wind and waves crashed over the vessels.
The NCSO Marine Unit rescued two people that were on their sailboat in the Fernadina Harbor around 8:30 p.m. Luckily no one was injured but let this be a reminder not to head out on your boat in these dangerous conditions. #hurricaneian #OneNassau pic.twitter.com/5cz35OvqPu— Nassau County SO (@NCSO_FL) September 29, 2022
The Sheriff’s Office used the incident to remind people not to go out on their boats during the current dangerous conditions.