Coast Guard locates missing boater

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard has located a missing boater who had not checked in with family members since the beginning of the month.

A Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon Jet crew from Mobile, Ala. located Robert Jackson Jr. about 9 miles south of Mobile on Sunday morning. He was found safe aboard his 45-foot sailing vessel named Sun Song.

The Coast Guard says that Jackson lost his cell phone overboard in Key West and was unable to tell family where he was. Jackson had also lost generator power.

A relative had contacted the Coast Guard in Miami last week to report that Jackson had not made contact with his family since March 1.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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