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HMS Bounty sinks - Bounty crew member's body found, captain still missing
Bounty crew member's body found, captain still missing
3 crew members washed overboard in stormy seas
HMS Bounty sinks in storm2:362 missing from Bounty crew6:06
The U.S. Coast Guard says it has recovered the body of a woman from the HMS Bounty replica sinking.
Claudene Christian, 42, was located by an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter Monday evening and her body was taken to Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, N.C.
Two crew members of the Nova Scotia-built replica vessel were missing after abandoning ship off the coast of North Carolina in high seas brought on by Hurricane Sandy.
The search for Robin Walbridge, captain of the ship, continues.
Officials with the U.S. Coast Guard told CBC News the 16-member crew of the Bounty decided to abandon ship after getting caught in 5.5-metre seas off Cape Hatteras on Monday.
Three crew members were washed overboard as they tried to get to two covered life-rafts, said the U.S. Coast Guard. Only one of the three members made it to the life-raft and was among the 14 people hoisted onto helicopters.
Coast guard officials said the two missing crew members — a man and a woman — were believed to be in cold water survival suits and life-jackets. They said the air search is being plotted based on wind direction and speed, and will be expanded.
Claudia McCann, whose husband Robin Walbridge is the captain of the Bounty, told CBC News her husband was one of the two missing crew members.
The Bounty sank several hours after the evacuation.
The U.S. Coast Guard was originally told 17 people were on the Bounty, but now say 16 people were on board. Officials have spoken to all 14 survivors and say they're all "in good shape."
A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter arrived on scene at approximately 6:30 a.m. and hoisted five people from the life-rafts. A second helicopter arrived later and rescued nine more people.
More at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/10/29/ns-hms-bounty-hurrica...
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