Same captain rescued again by Coast Guard

October 21, 2008 5:15:46 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard confirms a captain rescued Sunday from a disabled research vessel off the Atlantic coast was also the captain of a research vessel in which a crew member died during a storm off Delaware last spring. Colin Clement was one of two people rescued by helicopter from the 72-foot Robert E. Hayes, which was reported adrift about 14 miles off the Cape May, N.J. coast. The two men were reported to have no injuries but were transferred to a medical facility as a precaution.

A boat crew was en route to the location of the Robert E. Hayes to salvage the boat.

Clement was the captain of the liftboat Russell W. Peterson, which became disabled in May during rough seas off the coast of Bethany Beach, Del. One crew member was killed. A Coast Guard investigation into that incident continues.

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Information from: WBOC-TV, Salisbury, Md., www.wboc.com

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