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Windsurfer Spends Night Stranded on Dewey Beach

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DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP)- A windsurfer spent a night stranded on Dewey Beach after his sail broke and could not get help.

News outlets reported Sunday the man was found uninjured around 7:45 a.m. Friday after floating for hours from Dewey Beach to Bay City, where he reached the shore. The U.S. Coast Guard, Delaware State Police and other agencies had searched for him.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says the man told police he could not reattach the sail to his board after it disconnected. The unnamed man was wearing a life jacket and carried a whistle, but nobody heard his calls for help.

Officials urge windsurfers to wear life jackets and wetsuits, carry a whistle or horn and notify someone of their plans.

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