The body of one of two crewmembers missing after the replica tall ship HMS Bounty got caught in Hurricane Sandy and sank off the North Carolina coast has been recovered, officials told FoxNews.com.
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Michael Patterson said 14 people were rescued from life rafts roughly 90 miles offshore by two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters at about 6:30 a.m. Monday and were taken to Air Station Elizabeth City. The rescue occurred during 40 mph winds and 18-foot seas, Coast Guard officials said.
In hindsight, the decision to try to sail around the storm does not appear to have been a good one. But that’s hindsight, there may have been reasons for making that decision.