Coast Guard pulls man to safety out of sinking yacht

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Saturday, October 31, 2015
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Coast Guard rescued a 59-year-old man from a sinking boat on Saturday.

Authorities said they received a distress call around 9:37 a.m. while on patrol. A 60-foot yacht was reportedly taking on water with one man aboard after it got stuck on a rock jetty.

Just after 9:40 a.m. the Coast Guard was able to get the man off the yacht with no injuries.

Officials said the yacht sank.

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