Coast Guard locates overdue sailor 70 miles south of Long Island

1st Coast Guard District News
BOSTON — The Coast Guard found Stephen Crane, who was reported overdue Thursday, aboard his 31-foot sailboat Austina, 70 miles south of Long Island, N.Y. Friday at 7 a.m.

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod HC-144A Ocean Sentry crew located the vessel and confirmed with Crane that he was not in distress and did not need assistance.

Crane, 61, was sailing from Portland ME, to Fernidina, Fla., when his sister contacted Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Fla. watchstanders at approximately 1 p.m. Thursday, reporting that Crane did not arrive in Cape Hatteras, N.C., as expected Thursday.

Crews from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod and Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City conducted aerial first-light searches across the 1st District and 5th District span.

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