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Missing Boater Found Alive Days After Coast Guard Suspends Search

BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. (CBS) -- One of two missing boaters was found alive Sunday, just days after the Coast Guard suspended its weeklong search for the pair.

Linda Carman, 54, and her son Nathan Carman, 22, went missing on Sept. 18 after going out on a fishing trip near Block Island. They departed from Point Judith in a 32-foot center console boat.

The Coast Guard suspended their search for the pair on Friday after searching over 62,000 square nautical miles, an area larger than the state of Georgia.

A freighter about 100 nautical miles south of Martha's Vineyard spotted Nathan Carman floating on a life raft on Sunday and brought him aboard. He is expected to return to shore on Tuesday.

Nathan Carman is in good condition, according to the Coast Guard. Linda Carman remains missing.


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