Coast Guard rescues unconscious 80-year-old man off NC coast

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HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C. – The Coast Guard has rescued an unconscious 80-year-old boater stranded off the coast of North Carolina.

WTKR reported that the man was found adrift in his 18-foot boat eight miles northeast of Hatteras Island around 8 a.m. Sunday. He was unconscious but breathing.

The man’s family called the Coast Guard Saturday evening when he didn’t return home to his family as expected after going out on the water at about 8 a.m. Saturday.

Crews searched through the night and were joined by others early Sunday morning.

The Hatteras Island Rescue skiff crew brought the man to Avon Harbor, where Dare County EMS met them and took the man to Avon Medical Center.