Missing boater found alive after eight days

Left, Linda Carman, 54. Right, Nathan Carman, 22. (WJAR)

One of two boaters missing after departing Wakefield more than a week ago has been found alive, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Nathan Carman, 22, was found Sunday evening on a four-person inflatable life raft drifting 100 miles south of Martha's Vineyard.

His family has been notified and according to Coast Guard officials, he is not suffering from life threatening injuries.

Linda Carman, 54, and her son, Nathan, are natives of Middletown, Connecticut.

There was no information regarding the location of Linda Carman or their boat.

They set out to sea from the Ram Point Marina in Wakefield, where their fishing boat named "Chicken Pox" was docked.

The Coast Guard was alerted to the missing boaters on Sept. 18 after the pair did not return from an off-shore fishing trip.

This discovery comes after two days after the Coast Guard suspended a search over 60,000 square miles.




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