October 29, 2012 in Nation/World

Coast Guard finds 1 missing crew member of ship

Emery Dalesio Associated Press
 
U.s. Coast Guard photo

In this image made from video and released by the U.S. Coast Guard, a USCG crew member uses a hoist to bring up a survivor into a helicopter. A replica tall ship caught in Hurricane Sandy’s wrath began taking on water, forcing the crew to abandon the boat Monday in rough seas off the North Carolina coast. The Coast Guard rescued 14 crew members by helicopter, but two people were still missing.
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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has found one of the missing crew members of a tall ship that went down off the North Carolina coast, but she is unresponsive.

Lt. Mike Patterson said crews are taking 42-year-old Claudene Christian to the hospital. The Coast Guard is still searching for the captain of the HMS Bounty.

The ship began taking on water and the crew had to abandon it about 5 a.m. Monday in the rough waters churned up by Hurricane Sandy. The 14 other crew members were rescued.

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