Coast Guard finds missing sailor, sailboat

SEATTLE – The Brookings, Ore. boater reported missing since November 23 was found Sunday by a Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay boat crew near Crescent City, Calif.

After an extensive search Craig Peterson was found safe, his vessel was disabled and adrift with a broken rudder.

An urgent marine information broadcast was issued Friday, urging mariners to contact the Coast Guard if they had information that would assist in the search.

A C-130 Hercules air crew was launched from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, Calif., to assist in the search.

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