October 19, 2015

Coast Guard rescues man from sailboat near Ocracoke

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man on Friday, Oct. 16, 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 because of 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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