March 12, 2012 in Nation/World

In brief: Boat, four bodies found off California

From Wire Reports
 

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Coast Guard said the bodies of four men have been found floating near a capsized fishing boat off the Southern California coast. A Coast Guard spokesman said searchers spotted the bodies Sunday off the Channel Islands.

Lt. George Kolumbic said the search was launched after someone reported late Saturday that the men hadn’t come back from a daylong fishing trip off Santa Rosa or Santa Cruz islands.

Searchers aboard a Coast Guard helicopter spotted a body on the 24-foot vessel, two others floating within 100 yards of the boat and a fourth body another five miles away.

Kolumbic said by the time rescuers on a boat arrived at the scene Sunday afternoon, they were only able to recover three bodies. A search for the fourth body will resume this morning.

USS Enterprise sets off on final mission

NORFOLK, Va. – The USS Enterprise has set sail on its final voyage.

Officials said the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which was featured in the film “Top Gun,” left Norfolk, Va., around noon Sunday.

The ship with more than 4,000 crew members has been a part of history over the past 50 years. It was involved in several wars and played a prominent role in the Cuban missile crisis. It also served as a spotter ship for John Glenn’s historic orbit of Earth.

The Enterprise is the longest aircraft carrier in the U.S. fleet. It is also the oldest.


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