Elderly Man Rescued From Sailboat After Unconscious For Hours

An elderly man from Great Britain was rescued off our coast this morning by the U.S. Coast Guard after being unconscious for several hours.

A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Elizabeth City rescued Trevor Wilson from his 24-foot sailboat around 9:00 a.m. some 70 miles east of Kitty Hawk.

The 72-year-old man says he was unconscious for seven hours after he apparently fell and hit his head. Wilson was able to activate his emergency position indicating radio beacon around 6:00 a.m.

Wilson was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment.