A sailor whose boat disappeared at sea several days ago off the coast of Washington was found alive adrift in a life raft dozens of miles from shore, the US Coast Guard said. A second man is still missing.
The 43-foot Evening left Westport, Washington, on Oct. 12 with two people on board, according to the Coast Guard.
The boat was scheduled to return home on October 15, but never made it.
The Coast Guard was notified of the ship’s disappearance earlier this week and launched an extensive search covering 14,000 square miles off the coast for eight hours before suspending the search Wednesday, the agency said.
However, on Thursday evening, another vessel found a life raft about 70 miles northwest of Cape Flattery, Washington, and west of Vancouver Island.
Inside was one of the missing sailors, the Coast Guard said.
The Good Samaritan ship contacted the Canadian Coast Guard, who transported the man to British Columbia for treatment.
The U.S. Coast Guard said his condition was reported to be stable.
The second sailor is still missing at sea. The Coast Guard is still investigating what happened that evening.