Coast Guard rescues man from sailboat off North Carolina coast
OCRACOKE, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a man Friday from a grounded sailboat near Ocracoke Inlet.
Sector North Carolina watch-standers were notified at 7:21 p.m. Friday that the 30-foot sailing vessel Lydamay was aground and taking on water near Ocracoke Inlet.
A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew launched from Station Hatteras Inlet and arrived on scene but were unable to reach the man due to shallow water.
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched from Air Station Elizabeth City arrived on scene at 9:02 p.m. and hoisted the man. The man was taken to Red Cross personnel waiting at the Elizabeth City boat ramp. The sailboat has been removed.