Coast Guard helps sailboat taking on water in Alligator River

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WAVY) — The U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday helped a man who was in a sailboat taking on water.

Coast Guard officials say the man was southeast of Columbia, North Carolina along the Alligator River. Crews were called to the area around 5:15 p.m.

Officials say crews towed the boat to the Alligator River Marina.