Man, dog rescued from drifting sailboat in Holmes Harbor

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00am
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South Whidbey Fire/EMS conducted a marine rescue in Holmes Harbor on Nov. 19 when a sailboat drifted north from the shore toward Saratoga Passage.

Those in distress, a man and his dog, were brought to safety without injury.

The incident occurred around noon while high winds whipped across South Whidbey. The man and his dog were on his sailboat in the Holmes Harbor area when the boat began to drift from the winds.

According to a Facebook statement from South Whidbey Fire/EMS, the sailboat owner was having trouble with his anchor.

“He was anchored in the harbor, but the wind dragged his anchor out toward Saratoga Passage,” South Whidbey Fire/EMS Deputy Chief Wendy Moffatt said. “It was pretty rough out there, and he didn’t have a motor.”

The boat was not under sail.

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