CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Rescuers have pulled an eastern Illinois man from the Indian Ocean after the sailboat he was aboard capsized, and two other crew members remain missing.
U.S. Coast Guard officials in Miami say Leo Sherman of Gilman was rescued Thursday. That was two days after the 43-foot catamaran Queequeg II went down about 200 miles east of Madagascar.
Russ Geisler, a spokesman for Illinois state Rep. Shane Cultra, says Cultra's cousin, Quen Cultra of Onarga, and Joe Strykowski, a marine naturalist from Crystal River, Fla., are still missing.
A Web site set up to chronicle the catamaran's planned two-year, around-the-world journey says Quen Cultra was a veteran sailor who built the craft.