Man Rescued Off Martha’s Vineyard After Week at Sea Reunited With Family

Nathan Carman arrives in a small boat at the US Coast Guard station in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Carman spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Nathan Carman arrives in a small boat at the US Coast Guard station in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Carman spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON (AP) — A Vermont man who spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter has been reunited with his family in Boston, while his mother is still unaccounted for and presumed dead.

Nathan Carman, of Vernon, Vermont, arrived in Boston on Tuesday morning aboard the freighter that rescued him off south of Martha’s Vineyard on Sunday. His mother, 54-year-old Linda Carman, of Middletown, Connecticut, has not been found.

The mother and son disappeared Sept. 18 after leaving a Rhode Island marina to go on a fishing trip in the son’s 31-foot aluminum boat named the Chicken Pox.

The Coast Guard had suspended its search for the pair Friday. A private freighter found 22-year-old Nathan Carman two days later.

Family members have said the son has Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism.

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