Coast Guard: Missing cargo ship went under; 1 body, empty lifeboat found

October 5, 2015 5:26 PM

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The cargo ship that disappeared in a hurricane off the Bahamas sunk in the storm, the Coast Guard said Monday.

One body was found Sunday night, as well as an empty 43-seat lifeboat. The human remains were inside a “survival suit” — which helps crew members float and avoid hypothermia — and could not be recovered. The badly damaged lifeboat was one of two carried by the steamship. The other is still missing.

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