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Coast Guard rescues British sailor off Kitty Hawk

Posted May 8, 2013 5:50 p.m. EDT

— 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.