Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Coast Guard searching for missing boaters near The Bahamas

 

WFLX News

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for two missing boaters near The Bahamas who were last seen nearly a week ago aboard a sailboat that appears to be based in Palm Beach.

Officials said Marty Sue Widrick and Sven Gunnar Karlsson departed Matthew Town in The Bahamas on Dec. 16 for a voyage to Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos islands.

Widrick and Karlsson were aboard a 50-foot sailboat named "Get Nauti," the Coast Guard said.

The back of the boat reads "Palm Beach," which likely references its hailing port.

"The boat disappearing 100% like that is very unusual," said Gayle Clark, a friend who's known Karlsson for a decade.  Read more >>