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Missing Boater Found Alive After Search Is Called Off

Nathan Carman's mother is still missing

(Newser) - A missing 22-year-old boater who'd been given up for dead is safe and sound aboard an ocean freighter that spotted his life raft. His mother, however, remains lost at sea. Nathan and Linda Carman went missing on Sept. 18 after setting off from Rhode Island on a fishing trip... More »

3 Fishermen Vanish Off Oahu

Their overturned boat was found Monday

(Newser) - The Coast Guard is searching for three men whose fishing boat overturned off Oahu's North Shore. Authorities say Jensen Loo, Clint Oshima, and Derek Tomas—all aged 30—left Haleiwa around 5:45am Sunday and were to return by 5pm. The Coast Guard was alerted when the men still... More »

Body Found in Search for Boating Family

3 still missing off Florida's Gulf Coast

(Newser) - Coast Guard rescuers fear the worst but have not given up after finding a body in the search for a father and three teenage children who disappeared off the coast of Florida Sunday. The Coast Guard says it found the body, which was wearing a life jacket, after finding debris... More »

Family Vanishes While Sailing for Repairs

Coast Guard searching off coast of Florida

(Newser) - A father and his three teenage children are missing off the Gulf Coast of Florida along with the 29-foot sailboat they were taking to get repairs. The Coast Guard says the man set out from Sarasota around 7am Sunday, bound for Fort Myers, but WFLA and NBC News report he... More »

Apple Can't Get Data From Missing Boater's iPhone

Mom of other missing teen wants to hand it over to other experts

(Newser) - Bad news for the parents of the two Florida teenage boys who disappeared while boating last summer : Apple can't get into the iPhone 6 belonging to one of the boys to retrieve the data it might hold inside, NBC reports. "Unfortunately, Austin's iPhone could not be restored... More »

American Disappears Off Fishing Boat Near Peru

Keith Davis 'is not the type of guy who's just going to fall off a boat': relative

(Newser) - An adventurous marine biologist described by a family member as a "MacGyver-type guy" who was careful and resourceful disappeared earlier this month off the fishing boat he was monitoring—and his family isn't convinced it was an accident, CNN reports. Keith Davis, reported to be 41 or 42... More »

Coast Guard's Search for Missing Teens Ends at Sunset

Decision was an 'excruciating' one

(Newser) - The Coast Guard has made what an official calls an "excruciating and gut-wrenching" decision: The search for two missing 14-year-old boaters will cease at sunset. The Palm Beach Post reports that's 8:19pm in Charleston, SC. The parents of Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen were informed of the... More »

Science Not on Side of Teens Missing in Atlantic

But families say if anyone could survive this, it's Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos

(Newser) - The families of Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos are hoping for a miracle even as science nags that one is improbable and rescue crews head into a seventh day of searches today for the two teens missing at sea. Though it seemed unlikely a medley of agencies would continue their... More »

Coast Guard: Missing Boys Could Survive in Sea for Days

Families say Fla. teens have the skills to survive

(Newser) - The families of Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos are living a nightmare—the 14-year-old boys are missing at sea and their capsized boat was found on Sunday —but they believe the teens have the skills to survive. As the search off the coast of Florida continues, family members say... More »

2 Boys Vanish Aboard Fishing Boat

14-year-olds went missing Friday off coast of Florida

(Newser) - On Friday afternoon, Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen bought $110 worth of gas for their 19-foot fishing boat and set off from Jupiter, Fla., in the direction of the Bahamas, in what NBC News reports is the last sighting of the two 14-year-olds. The two boys were reported missing when... More »

Rescued Hawaii Fisherman Lost at Sea Again

And this time, Ron Ingraham doesn't have a boat

(Newser) - For the second time in five months, the Coast Guard has suspended a search for Hawaii fisherman Ron Ingraham. The first time came in December, but Ingraham turned up more than a week later —alive and uninjured, living to tell a tale of eating raw fish to stay alive... More »

Man Lost at Sea 12 Days 'MacGyvered' Radio

Hawaii man survived on fish until rescue came

(Newser) - Ron Ingraham was able to find sustenance during 12 days lost at sea —"I'm a fisherman, so I caught fish," the Hawaii man tells ABC News —but he might never have seen land again if he hadn't been able to make a distress call.... More »

Boater Lost at Sea on Thanksgiving Found Alive

Ron Ingraham, 67, found 'weak, hungry, dehydrated' off Honolulu

(Newser) - When the US Coast Guard told Zakary Ingraham that the search for his dad was being called off on Dec. 1, his gut told him it was the wrong move. "I said, 'Man, I don't think you should call [off] the search because I don't think... More »

Missing 8 Days, Sailor, 77, Found at Sea

Craig Neus was in good health when Coast Guard found him off Fla. coast

(Newser) - Craig Neus, 77, was sailing his 32-foot boat from Baltimore to his home in Panama City, Fla. But after making a purchase on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at a resort in the appropriately named town of Captiva, Fla., no one heard a word from him—even though his daughters tried calling... More »

Americans Search Pacific in Hunt for Lost Daughter

But Ricky, Robin Wright are out of money to search for Danielle, 19

(Newser) - Danielle Wright, 19, set off on a sailing adventure on May 29 aboard a 70-foot wooden sailboat called the Nina. It left New Zealand bound for Australia with six others aboard, but the weather quickly turned bad. After a final text on June 4 stating that the sails had been... More »

Last Message From Ship: 'Sails Shredded'

Nina was moving slowly when she disappeared

(Newser) - There's a new ominous clue in the disappearance of the historic schooner Nina , indicating that the ship was limping along without much in the way of sails, traveling at just four knots. The last text message sent from the ship read as follows, the AP reports: "Thanks storm... More »

Missing American Sailors Presumed Sunk

No sign of schooner off New Zealand with 7 people aboard

(Newser) - Hope is fading for the six Americans and one Briton whose schooner went missing off New Zealand in nasty weather. Rescuers now think the 85-year-old wooden sailboat sank sometime after June 4, the last day authorities communicated with the vessel during a storm, reports the BBC . They're not giving... More »

US Schooner Vanishes Off New Zealand

The last eerie call came in June 3

(Newser) - Six Americans and a Brit have vanished without a trace on the high seas between New Zealand and Australia, aboard the 70-foot vessel the Nina, CNN reports.The crew was last heard from on June 4 while battling rough conditions—68mph gusts and waves as high as 26 feet—about... More »

Teen Sailor: 'One Long Wave, and One Short Mast'

Rescued Abby Sunderland blogs about 'crazy' few days

(Newser) - Abby Sunderland says she's "safe and sound" aboard a French fishing ship after being rescued from her Indian Ocean misadventure. "The long and the short of it is, well, one long wave, and one short mast," the 16-year-old writes on her blog from the rescue ship. She's... More »

Parents: Missing Teen Sailor Rescued

Abby Sunderland had sent up distress signal in Indian Ocean

(Newser) - The parents of a California teenager who was stranded at sea say she has been rescued by a French fishing crew. Laurence Sunderland, the father of 16-year-old Abby Sunderland, told reporters outside his home early today that maritime authorities had contacted him to confirm the rescue in heavy seas in... More »

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