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Good Samaritan saves fisherman from sunken vessel off North Carolina coast

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Coast Guard officials say man has been rescued from his sunken fishing vessel of the North Carolina coast.

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Officials say the man was rescued Monday with the help of a good Samaritan about 20 miles southwest of Kitty Hawk.

Officials say watch standers at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received the initial report from the father-in-law of a man whose 18-foot boat sunk at the mouth of Alligator River, near East Lake. At the time of the call, the man was on the bow of his sunken vessel.

Coast Guard crews from Elizabeth City responded to the incident, including an aircrew that directed a nearby vessel to the location of the sunken boat. The other vessel's crew were able to bring the man aboard and transfer him to emergency medical personnel waiting at the Alligator River marina.

The man, who was wearing a life jacket, was treated for hypothermia.

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