A 67-year-old boater, missing at sea since Thanksgiving, was located alive Tuesday by the Navy.
Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Scott Carr said Ron Ingraham was found 52 nautical miles south of Honolulu after the Coast Guard received a mayday call from Ingraham Tuesday morning.
The Coast Guard launched a C-130 helicopter and contacted the Navy, which had a warship in the area. The Navy arrived at the scene and launched a small boat to rescue Ingraham.
“He’s tired. He’s hungry but he’s OK,” said Carr.
The Coast Guard had conducted a massive search for Ingraham after they received a mayday call from him on Nov. 27 that his 25-foot boat Malia was taking on water and in danger of sinking near the Alenuihaha Channel, about 46 miles west of Kailua-Kona.
He was traveling alone from Molokai to Lanai.
The Coast Guard suspended its search for Ingraham on Dec. 1.