Coast Guard rescues British sailor off Kitty Hawk
Posted May 8, 2013 5:50 p.m. EDT
Kitty Hawk, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a 72-year-old man Wednesday off the coast of North Carolina.
Trevor Wilson of Great Britain activated an emergency beacon from his sailboat at about 6 a.m. The rescue took place at about 9 a.m., approximately 70 miles east of Kitty Hawk.
Wilson told rescuers he lost consciousness for a while and thought he had fallen and hit his head.
The Coast Guard deployed a rescue swimmer who took Wilson off his sailboat and took him by helicopter to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.