A man digging for sea worms was rescued early Saturday from a clam flat as water was rising in Casco Bay near the Harrasseeket Yacht Club in Freeport.

Cameron Blake, 27, was digging for sea worms in the clam flats off Dixon Road about 6 a.m. when the foggy predawn conditions caused him to become disoriented. He became trapped by the chilly waters rising around him, said Deputy Fire Chief Eric Sylvain. Blake is not a Freeport resident but Sylvain did not know what town he was from.

Neighbors heard Blake’s cries for help, dispatched a dinghy and were able to pull him to safety.

Blake was taken by Freeport ambulance to Maine Medical Center for treatment of a mild case of hypothermia, Sylvain said.