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Old 22-01-2009, 04:18   #16
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This was just posted on another forum.

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Mixed news I'm afraid.

One man rescued by a merchant ship - name unknown at this stage. The rescued man has told the rescuers that the other two men went overboard without life-jackets. The search is continuing.

Reunion MRCC is co-ordinating the search - Phone: 262 262 434343.

I will update with any further news to hand.
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Old 22-01-2009, 04:45   #17
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The coordinates that Sad Daughter posted show a location 240 miles east of Madagascar. GRIB data shows that the position was very close to a tropical cyclone, which is now moving out of the area to the southeast. Wind and waves should be abating at this point, which will of course aid the search and rescue efforts.
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Old 22-01-2009, 07:38   #18
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Fingers crossed and hoping and praying that there will be good news.
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Old 22-01-2009, 07:59   #19
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Hoping for the best and praying for your dad and his crew.
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Old 22-01-2009, 08:22   #20
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I've received an email from family that the person recovered was Leo Sherman. Just thought I would share what we know so far.
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Old 22-01-2009, 09:38   #21
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Greetings and welcome aboard Cultra Family.
Thanks for that timely & important news.
Hope you stick around to share happier news, good information, and friendly cameraderie.
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Old 23-01-2009, 08:24   #22
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If anyone is interested here is a local news video from Iroquois County.

Iroquois County Man Lost At Sea
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Another news update Web exclusive: Onarga sailor lost at sea near Madagascar - The Daily Journal
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Old 23-01-2009, 10:30   #24
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This is so sad.


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We learned that they have ended the seach. We are heartbroken.
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I have spoken with the French Navy and the US Coast Guard and confirmed this with them. Your information is inaccurate, which has been the case with many of the reporters covering this. Please stop posting false information. It is painful enough for my family right now.

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Old 26-01-2009, 17:07   #25
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More on this sad story.

Servicemembers search for Americans in capsized boat
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Old 26-01-2009, 19:48   #26
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I sailed those sea's with my father when i was younger, they can be rough.
And even if they lost the dingy and only have their life-vests the sea's are very warm this time of year.
Wishing you, him and his crew all the best.
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Old 29-01-2009, 18:49   #27
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My son was aboard the HC-130P that was involved in the search from Djibouti. They all wish for the best. Our hopes and prayers.
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Re: Father Missing Off Madagascar

I guess this story made the news today because Sherman spoke at the Los Angeles Adventurers Club, a few details (some that don't necessarily make sense - maybe that's understandable from the point-of-view of being upside down in a cyclone) that I haven't seen before.

Shipwreck survivor recounts drama on high seas - CNN.com
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Re: Father Missing Off Madagascar

Interesting tale of a pitch-poled catamaran. Wonder how the other crew man disappeared it's not explained in the article. The lone survivor was lucky that the ship hung around until he poked his head up. Too bad about the 5 grand and the Captain's manuscript too.
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