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Ocean search continues for tall ship's captain

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ELIZABETH CITY - NC -

The wife of the captain of the HMS Bounty is awaiting news on her husband who is missing at sea.  The Bounty was overcome by Hurricane Sandy off the North Carolina coast.

Claudia McCann said her husband, Robin Walbridge, is an experienced sailor who has been in many storms.  The Coast Guard is searching for the 63-year-old.  He went overboard early Monday when the ship rolled as the deck slid below 18-foot waves.

The crew was rescued on Monday.  Fourteen were in good condition, but one woman died. The Bounty took on water and the crew abandoned ship Monday morning in the rough waters.

 

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