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5th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: Oct. 29, 2012

Contact: 5th District Public Affairs

Office: (757) 398-6272

UPDATE: Coast Guard rescues 14, recovers 1, continues search for 1 from HMS Bounty

The Coast Guard rescued 14 people from life rafts in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras N.C., Monday, and two people remain missing.
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PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard recovered the body of a woman and continues to search for a man missing in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C., Monday.

Recovered was:

  • Claudene Christian, 42

Missing is:

  • Robin Walbridge, 63

A crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., located Christian who was unresponsive, hoisted her into the helicopter and took her to Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City.

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