A man is recovering from hypothermia this morning after the Coast Guard says they rescued him from his sinking sailboat.
The Coast Guard released this picture of the rescue operation Sunday. The Coast Guard says they responded after a "personal distress beacon" registered to the 28 foot sailboat "The Answer" started broadcasting a distress signal.
The 57-year-old man was found 58 miles off Cape Hatteras, he was airlifted to shore and taken to Albemarle hospital. The Coast Guard says he was treated for hypothermia and released.
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