Former Middletown Man Back On Land After Week At Sea

BOSTON (CBS Connecticut) – A Vermont man who spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter has arrived at a Boston Coast Guard base.

Nathan Carman, who grew up in Middletown, was transported by a Coast Guard vessel from the freighter to the base at about 9:45 a.m. Tuesday. He and his mother, Linda Carman of Middletown, set off for a fishing trip Sept. 18., but their boat sank. He was discovered in a life raft Sunday, but his mother hasn’t been found and is presumed dead.

The 22-year-old man from Vernon was dressed in a white jumpsuit and appeared healthy and alert, but he did not speak publicly.

He was immediately taken to a Coast Guard vehicle and driven to a building on the base, where he will be questioned by Coast Guard officials.

He will also meet with his family and a lawyer.

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