Video shows Nassau County deputies rescuing 2 from sailboat in dangerous conditions

Screengrab from video showing Nassau County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit pulling a man to safety. (Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

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.

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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 Sheriff’s Office used the incident to remind people not to go out on their boats during the current dangerous conditions.

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