Hunt Continues For British Captain

Fell overboard in the Pacific

hercules c-130 yacht captain missing pacific midway atoll

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The search continues for a British yacht captain who fell overboard in high seas 500 miles west of the Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. The Marine Rescue Coordination Center reported the incident to the U.S. Coast Guard around noon on Saturday. They also reported the presence of a second sailor who had remained on board but did not have the necessary skills to operate the 38-foot vessel.

The sailor was successfully retrieved by a Navy helicopter, but the captain remains missing and is now feared dead.

The Coast Guard currently has two crews working in alternating shifts aboard an HC-130 Hercules aircraft, with one resting at Wake Island while the other combs the area. Neither the names of the sailors nor the purpose of their voyage have been released.

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