Boater stranded off Harkers Island rescued

POSTED: 2:56 AM Sep 03 2013   UPDATED: 12:16 PM Sep 03 2013
HARKERS ISLAND, CARTERET COUNTY -

The Coast Guard rescued a boater who went missing off the coast of Harkers Island, officials said.

According to Harkers Island Fire Chief Chad Mann, crews found the male boater at about 4 a.m. Tuesday. He was waiting on shore when a helicopter came to pick him up, said Mann. The victim was not injured.

The victim's 17-foot sail boat had been stranded in the waters near Shell Point National Park on Harker's Island, said Mann. A search began just after midnight Tuesday.

The victim's identity was not released.