Boater stranded off Harkers Island rescued

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.

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