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Fla. marine expert among missing sailors after catamaran capsizes in Indian Ocean

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Rescuers have pulled one sailor from the
Indian Ocean after a catamaran capsized during a round-the-world
voyage, but a Florida marine naturalist and one other crew member
are still missing.

U.S. Coast Guard officials in Miami say Leo Sherman of Gilman,
Illinois, was rescued on Thursday. That was two days after the
43-foot catamaran Queequeg (KWEE'-kweg) II went down about 200
miles east of Madagascar.

Russ Geisler, a spokesman for Illinois state lawmaker Shane
Cultra, says Cultra's uncle, Quen Cultra is still missing. Also
missing is Joe Strykowski (struh-COW'-skee), a marine naturalist
from Crystal River.

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.


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