Coast Guard searches for overboard U.K. mariner

Mariner fell from sailing vessel 500 miles West of Midway

Published  4:37 PM HST Apr 28, 2013
U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard and Navy are still searching for a mariner who fell overboard.

Search teams have already rescued a woman who fell overboard, but is still searching for a man who fell from a 38-foot sailing vessel about 500 miles West of Midway.  It's believed there were only two people on board.

The U.S. Navy warship USS Peleliu, a Tarawa Class amphibious assault ship, was diverted from their homeward bound transit to assist in the search.

Crews have been searching since 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

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