Coast Guard rescues man from sailboat off Cape Fear

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.