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Coast Guard rescues man from boat taking on water in poor weather conditions

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A man on a sailboat off the North Carolina coast was rescued Monday afternoon by the Coast Guard.

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.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.