|Bounty Captain R. Walbridge|
The Coast Guard rescued 14 people from life rafts in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C., Monday, Oct. 29, and two people remain missing. The first MH-60 Jayhawk crew arrived on scene at approximately 6:30 a.m. and hoisted five people into the aircraft, and a second helicopter arrived and rescued nine people and all were taken to Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., with no life-threatening conditions. U.S. Coast Guard video by Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C.
Vice Admiral Robert Parker of the United State Coast Guard confirmed in an interview with ABC News that 14 of the 16 crew members had been rescued, and that the Bounty HAD indeed sunk.
Bounty Captain Robin Walbridge is said to be one of the missing.