Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Breaking News

Breaking News

January 17, 2014

S. Ind. couple back home after Atlantic rescue

Bloomington — A southern Indiana couple is back home after being rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter from their damaged sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean.

Gunther and Doris Rodatz of Bloomington say they were in their recently purchased 42-foot-long catamaran sailboat with two professional sailors taking the boat from New York to the Virgin Islands when they encountered nearly 70 mph winds and 20-foot waves.

Gunther Rodatz tells The Herald-Times they felt safe until a massive wave submerged much of the boat at night. Waves last weekend damaged the rudder. After repair attempts failed, they were rescued Tuesday about 300 miles off the Virginia coast.

The Rodatzes arrived back in Bloomington on Thursday, only to find a broken water pipe had flooded a bedroom and bathroom at their home.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Breaking News
Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Obituaries
Poll
Kelly Lafferty's video on Tom Miller