HONOLULU -- The U.S. Coast Guard in Hawaii says it has rescued a British citizen and is searching for another who fell overboard in a remote area of the Pacific.
Coast Guard spokesman Eric Chandler said Sunday the 35-year-old man was conscious and wearing a life jacket when he went overboard, but has not been found more than 15 hours later.
Chandler says marine rescue officials in the United Kingdom reported at 11:30 p.m. Saturday that one man had fallen overboard from the 38-foot sailing vessel nearly 2,000 miles west of Oahu, and the one remaining was an inexperienced sailor.
A helicopter lowered a hoist to rescue the man, and a Coast Guard plane and Navy warship are searching for the other.
The men's names and their voyage's purpose were not immediately clear.