Rescued South of Martha’s Vineyard

The USCG announced Sunday (9/25) that a Connecticut man has been rescued by a freighter after drifting in a life raft more than 100 nautical miles south of Martha’s Vineyard.

The man’s mother, who was with him on September 18th when they embarked from Point Judith in what looks like an aluminum center console fishing boat, is still missing.



On Friday, the Coast Guard announced that it had suspended the search for Linda and Nathan Carman after searching for six days and exhausting all search efforts.

Initially, at about 6:30 p.m. on the 18th, Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector Southeastern New England received a report that 54-year-old Linda Carman and her 22-year-old son Nathan Carman failed to return from an offshore fishing trip. They departed Ram’s Point Marina in Point Judith, Rhode Island Saturday evening in the Chicken Pox, a 31-foot center console boat.

The Coast Guard searched over 62,000 square nautical miles, an area larger than the state of Georgia, from south of Block Island, Rhode Island to the Canyons off New York.