SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, Calif. - A man was rescued Monday morning after his sailboat ran aground near Santa Cruz Island.
The Coast Guard says the man called for help, saying his boat was dragging anchor after bad weather.
The Coast Guard sent a 45-foot response boat and a helicopter.
Crews arrived on scene and tried to pass towing instructions to the sailor, but then the sailboat was hit by three large waves, which broke the anchor line and sent it into a cove.
The Coast Guard says it was too dangerous for the 45-foot response boat to go into the cove.
The helicopter then arrived at the scene and was able to hoist the man out of the boat and into the helicopter.
He was brought back to land, and the Coast Guard says he wasn't injured.