A Coast Guard helicopter team on Saturday rescued a 61-year-old man from the Oakland Estuary after his sailboat ran aground.
The man was piloting the 32-foot-long vessel around 5:40 p.m. when he missed a buoy and became stuck in shallow water, according to the Coast Guard.
Coast Guard officials dispatched a boat to the scene, but the water was too shallow to conduct a rescue by boat, East Bay Times reported.
A helicopter, however, was able to lower a rescue basket to the man and bring him to safety.
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The man did not suffer any injuries, the Coast Guard said.
The Oakland Estuary is the strait separating the cities of Oakland and Alameda in the San Francisco Bay Area.