Coast Guard rescues man from sailboat off Cape Fear

Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 11:12 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 24, 2023 at 12:41 PM EST
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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WITN) - A man on a sailboat off the North Carolina coast was rescued Monday afternoon by the Coast Guard.

A 73-year-old reported Sunday night that his 33-foot sailboat was taking on water due to heavy weather.

The boat was some 155 miles east of Cape Fear.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Elizabeth City hoisted the man from the sailboat and took him back to Wilmington.

The Coast Guard says the boater was not injured.