Nathan Carman, 22, was found alive on a raft near Martha's Vineyard

By Char Adams
September 26, 2016 10:40 AM
Coast Guard

A Connecticut man was found alive after he and his mother disappeared during a fishing trip last week – but the woman is still missing.

A freighter found 22-year-old Nathan Carman drifting on a life raft about 100 nautical miles from Martha’s Vineyard on Sunday, about two days after the Coast Guard suspended its search for Nathan and his mother, Linda Carman, 54, the Associated Press reports.

The duo, of Middletown, went missing on Sept. 18 after they left Rhode Island to go on a fishing trip in a boat called “Chicken Pox,” the AP reports.

Nathan was found in good condition, but Linda is still missing, CBS News reports.

The mother’s whereabouts are “under investigation,” a Coast Guard spokeswoman told the Hartford Courant.

“She was not in the raft,” Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Groll told the Courant. “The whole situation is under investigation.”

Sharon Hartstein, Linda’s close friend, said the mother-son pair usually go on fishing trips together.

“Linda and Nathan go out at least monthly,” the friend said. “They like to fish.”

It is unclear whether Nathan has given any information about his mother’s whereabouts to officials.

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