CAPE FEAR, N.C. — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man from his sinking sailboat on Monday off the coast of North Carolina, according to officials.
The command center for Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a report on Sunday night from the 73-year-old man, who said that his 33-foot-long sailing vessel was taking on water due to heavy rains.
His vessel, Freyja, was located roughly 155 miles east of Cape Fear, North Carolina. That's close to Wilmington.
A Coast Guard helicopter and crew were able to rescue the man from the boat safely, and he wasn't hurt.