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Boater rescued off Mayport

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Updated: 11/04/2013 1:49 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Rescue crews helped a man and his sailboat get to shore Monday morning.

The 28-foot sailboat capsized near the 5200 block of Yacht Club Road, after 8 a.m., according to JFRD.

Justin McKay told Action News his boat took on water  Sunday night when he mistook land for a marker near Pirate's Cove.

Friends tried to help him but choppy waters and high winds made it difficult.  They called the Coast Guard for help.  

Some men at NAS Jax spotted him as well.

A Navy ship helped pulled him to safety.

JFRD, JSO and Florida Fish and Wildlife also responded.

McKay is a little shaken up but unharmed.
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