Man Rescued from Sailboat near Ocracoke Inlet, NC

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October 18, 2015

The Coast Guard hoists a man Friday, Oct. 17, 2015, from a grounded sailboat near Ocracoke Inlet, N.C

The Coast Guard hoists a man Friday, Oct. 17, 2015, from a grounded sailboat near Ocracoke Inlet, N.C

 

The Coast Guard rescued a man Friday from a grounded sailboat near Ocracoke Inlet.

Sector North Carolina watchstanders 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 transferred to Red Cross personnel waiting at the Elizabeth City boat ramp.

The sailboat has been removed.
 

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