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Sea drama: Fatalities and rescues off the coast of Nicaragua in capsized fishing boat
The MN Wayward Wind was overturned by a huge wave five days ago about 35 nautical miles southeast of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, survivors said. Thirty-two of those on board either were rescued or managed to reach shore on their own. One later died from sunburn and dehydration.
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The Nicaraguan lobster boat, MN Wayward Wind, lies half submerged in Caribbean Ocean, 35 nautical miles (65 kilometers) southeast from the port of Puerto Cabezas, also kown as Bilwi, Nicaragua, Sunday Dec. 14 2014. The boat capsized after it was hit by a giant wave, with 50 people aboard. Some used canoes from the boat to stay afloat, while others were rescued by a sailboat, the Navy said Friday. (AP Photo/Agenda del Caribe, Fermin Lopez)

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Lira Williams, center, cries with relatives for her son Porfilio Levy, who died in a shipwreck, in Puerto Cabezas, also known as Bilwi, Nicaragua, Saturday Dec. 13, 2014. Nicaraguan authorities say they are searching for 18 fishermen missing since their ship capsized in the Caribbean three days ago. Navy officials said the lobster boat, MN Wayward Wind, turned over in a giant wave with 50 people aboard 35 nautical miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Puerto Cabezas. Some used canoes from the boat to stay afloat, while others were rescued by a sailboat, the Navy said Friday. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

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Shipwreck survivor Roberto Mudi, poses for a portrait after he was rescued, at the hospital in Puerto Cabezas, also known as Bilwi, Nicaragua, Sunday Dec. 14, 2014. Nicaraguan authorities say they are searching for 18 fishermen missing since their ship capsized in the Caribbean three days ago. Navy officials said the lobster boat, MN Wayward Wind, turned over in a giant wave with 50 people aboard 35 nautical miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Puerto Cabezas. Some used canoes from the boat to stay afloat, while others were rescued by a sailboat, the Navy said Friday. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

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Shipwreck survivor Bernie Saral, 37, poses for a portrait after he was rescued from a shipwreck, at the hospital in Puerto Cabezas, also known as Bilwi, Nicaragua, Sunday Dec. 14, 2014. Nicaraguan authorities say they are searching for 18 fishermen missing since their ship capsized in the Caribbean three days ago. Navy officials said the lobster boat, MN Wayward Wind, turned over in a giant wave with 50 people aboard 35 nautical miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Puerto Cabezas. Some used canoes from the boat to stay afloat, while others were rescued by a sailboat, the Navy said Friday. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

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Bernie Saral, 37, sits in a wheelchair while his father holds up an IV bag, as he recuperates from the wounds he received when the fishing boat he was in capsized, at the hospital in Puerto Cabezas, also known as Bilwi, Nicaragua, Sunday, Dec, 14, 2014. Nicaraguan authorities say they are searching for 18 fishermen missing since their ship capsized in the Caribbean three days ago. Navy officials said the lobster boat, MN Wayward Wind, turned over in a giant wave with 50 people aboard 35 nautical miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Puerto Cabezas. Some used canoes from the boat to stay afloat, while others were rescued by a sailboat, the Navy said Friday. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

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Relatives prepare the body for burial of the Porfilio Levy, who died from exposure after being rescued from a shipwreck, in Puerto Cabezas, also known Bilwi, Nicaragua, Saturday Dec. 13, 2014. Nicaraguan authorities say they are searching for 18 fishermen missing since their ship capsized in the Caribbean three days ago. Navy officials said the lobster boat, MN Wayward Wind, turned over in a giant wave with 50 people aboard 35 nautical miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Puerto Cabezas. Some used canoes from the boat to stay afloat, while others were rescued by a sailboat, the Navy said Friday. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

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Relatives prepare the body for burial of the Porfilio Levy, who died from exposure after being rescued from a shipwreck, in Puerto Cabezas, also known Bilwi, Nicaragua, Saturday Dec. 13, 2014. Nicaraguan authorities say they are searching for 18 fishermen missing since their ship capsized in the Caribbean three days ago. Navy officials said the lobster boat, MN Wayward Wind, turned over in a giant wave with 50 people aboard 35 nautical miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Puerto Cabezas. Some used canoes from the boat to stay afloat, while others were rescued by a sailboat, the Navy said Friday. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

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Shipwreck survivor Sabio Robes, 58, poses for a portrait after he was rescued, at the hospital in Puerto Cabezas, also known as Bilwi, Nicaragua, Sunday Dec. 14, 2014. Nicaraguan authorities say they are searching for 18 fishermen missing since their ship capsized in the Caribbean three days ago. Navy officials said the lobster boat, MN Wayward Wind, turned over in a giant wave with 50 people aboard 35 nautical miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Puerto Cabezas. Some used canoes from the boat to stay afloat, while others were rescued by a sailboat, the Navy said Friday. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Sea drama: Fatalities and rescues off the coast of Nicaragua in capsized fishing boat

The MN Wayward Wind was overturned by a huge wave five days ago about 35 nautical miles southeast of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, survivors said. Thirty-two of those on board either were rescued or managed to reach shore on their own. One later died from sunburn and dehydration.

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