Man missing for a week recovered alive on raft, mother still not found

Nathan Carman and Linda Carman (Image via Fox 61)
Nathan Carman and Linda Carman (Image via Fox 61)

One of two Connecticut people who had been missing for a week following a fishing trip has been found alive, drifting on an inflatable life raft off the coast of Massachusetts.

The US Coast Guard had suspended its search for 54-year-old Linda Carman and her 22-year-old son, Nathan, of Middletown, on Friday.

The mother and son disappeared on September 18 after leaving a Rhode Island marina to go on a fishing trip in a 31ft fishing boat named the Chicken Pox.

The Coast Guard in Boston said Nathan Carman was found by a freighter about 100 nautical miles south of Martha's Vineyard.

He was said to be in good condition.

Linda Carman's whereabouts remain unknown.