GLEN COVE, N.Y. — Police on Long Island have rescued a teenage sailor who was clinging to the hull of his capsized boat.

A Nassau County police boat responded to a distress call in Hempstead Harbor at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The crew found a capsized sailboat with a 15-year-old boy atop the hull.

The officers were able to rescue the teenager and right the 15-foot sailboat.

The teenager was taken to a nearby marina and examined for hypothermia. He refused further medical attention.

The teen was wearing a life jacket.

Police say winds were blowing steadily at 20 knots at the time of the rescue.