North Carolina man safe this evening after drifting two days in a life raft

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Robert Brakes, a 60-year-old Morehead City, N.C., resident, is safe today after being rescued from a life raft off the North Carolina coast by the Coast Guard today. Brakes reported that his ordeal began after his sailboat began taking on water and capsized Wednesday evening. “He reported that he attempted to contact help with his vessel’s radio but was unsuccessful,”...