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Fisherman who survived miracle rescue at sea is missing again after boat runs aground

Ron Ingram after he was rescued in December Ron Ingram after he was rescued in December
This image is of a debris field located off Lanai This image is of a debris field located off Lanai
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

"I'm just numb," says Kenny Corder, a career fisherman who was rescued off the coast of Lana'i overnight.

Corder is the Captain of the Munchkin. He and another career fisherman, 67-year old Ron Ingram, were together when the Munchkin ran aground Friday about midnight.

"I'm home. I'm safe. I sure wish my friend was, but he's not."

Corder says both of them jumped into the water when the boat hit the rocks. They each used one hand to clutch a life ring they were sharing and each had a piece of wood in the other hand.

"I seen the EPIRB, the device that tells helicopters and airplanes where we are," says Corder, "I said don't go anywhere." He says when he returned, Ingram was gone, "The life ring wasn't there, the piece of wood wasn't there."

Ingram is a survivor. Last December, I was the first to tell you about his dramatic story of survival. He spent 12 days, lost at sea, after the equipment on his vessel failed. He managed to catch his own food and drink rainwater until the Coast Guard rescued him. Ingram told Hawaii News Now then, that he thought he was going to die. He said he had to go back out on the water though, because fishing was his career.

Corder is worried that Ingram didn't survive this time, "I was yelling and screaming for him for a couple of hours. He didn't make a peep, he should have said something."

After about three hours of floating on the piece of wood, Corder was rescued by the Coast Guard. He says if anyone can survive the sea, its Ingram.

The Coast Guard told Ingram's son that they would search for about three days, weather permitting.

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