Man Missing For 8 Days At Sea Found Safe

//Man Missing For 8 Days At Sea Found Safe

A Vermont man missing for a little more than a week out at sea was found 100 miles south of Marthas Vineyard Sunday on a life raft and in good condition, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Nathan Carmans mother Linda Carman, 54, was also missing at sea, but she hasnt been found. The two left for a fishing trip out of Port Judith, R.I. on Sept. 17, according to the Hartford Courant. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Groll said officials hadnt told her what Carman had said about his mothers whereabouts.

She was not in the raft, Groll added. The whole situation is under investigation.

Groll said that a freighter found Carmans raft and took him on board. The ship is expected to port Tuesday, but wasnt sure which city it was going to dock in.

The Coast Guard began its search for the pair on Sept. 18 and by Tuesday, the area had expanded to 11,000-square-mile area of the ocean. Search crews from Cape Cod, Maine, New York and North Carolina were all involved.

Monte Montegrio told Fox 61 that Nathan, 22, and Linda Carman, both from Middletown, C.T., that the two left Rams Point Marina in Rhode Island on last Saturday evening and that they frequently meet up to go fishing ever since Nathan moved to Vermont. Theyve traveled as far as Alaska for fishing trips.

“Linda and Nathan go out at least monthly,” Sharon Hartstein, another family friend, told The Courant. “They like to fish.”

Nathan Carman, who has Aspergers Syndrome and vanished for a period of time in 2011 after his favorite horse died, according to Fox 61. He was found in Virginia a few days later and was unharmed.

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