Coast Guard Locates Missing Sailor
James Chadwick In Good Condition, Returning To Port
POSTED: 10:58 a.m. EST November 29, 2002
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Coast Guard says it has located a Rhode Island sailor who had been missing at sea this week.
The Coast Guard says Canadian authorities reached James Chadwick, of Warren, R.I., on the radio and he is in good condition. He lost power aboard his sail boat, but is trying to return to port using a makeshift sail.
Chadwick is checking in with Canadian authorities every two hours, but has not requested Coast Guard assistance
A Coast Guard jet was out there this afternoon to give Chadwick some survival gear, including a survival suit and a locator beacon. Chadwick has told authorities that he is moving very slowly and can no longer use his engine.
Chadwick was traveling alone from Jamestown to Bermuda on a 34-foot sailboat when he lost a sail due to bad weather and had to abort the trip.
The last contact he had with authorities before today, was Sunday evening.