Scene on Lake Ballinger: Firefighters rescue man after sailboat capsizes

Fire crews bring the rescued man and his sailboat to shore Wednesday. (Photo courtesy South County Fire)

Firefighters rescued a man who swam to the island in the middle of Lake Ballinger after his sailboat capsized just after 1 p.m. Wednesday, South County Fire said.

The man was cold, but not injured. He was evaluated by firefighters at the scene. Firefighters aboard the rescue boat stationed at the lake towed the sailboat to shore.

  1. Does Lake Ballinger have Lifeguards? It seems if it is going to be getting more action and I expect it will as summer is approaching I think Lifeguards should be there as well as maybe some private security? Do they have bathrooms at this lake? Just curious and have seen a lot mentioned about Ballinger lately so I hope people are safe there.

  2. Having a small boat stored and ready to go is an important asset for our firefighters to make quick water rescues. Thank You South County Fire!

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