Coast Guard rescues man from boat taking on water in poor weather conditions
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 “Freyja” was taking on water because of weather conditions in the area, about 155 miles east of Cape Fear.
A helicopter crew from Elizabeth City hoisted the man from the sailboat and took him back to safety.
The Coast Guard says the boater was not hurt.