Man lost at sea found alive after one week

A 22-year-old Rhode Island man has been found alive after more than a week lost at sea in an inflatable life raft, the U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed.

A spokesman for the Coast Guard said Nathan Carman was spotted about 100 nautical miles offshore Massachusetts by  a passing commercial freighter. He was in relatively good condition when rescued, the spokesman said.

The man’s mother, 54-year-old Linda Carman, is still missing.

Nathan and his mother were reported missing last Sunday, September 18, after failing to return from an offshore fishing trip in a 31-foot centre console boat named Chicken Pox.

They departed Ram’s Point Marina in Point Judith, Rhode Island that Saturday evening.

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