Coast Guard suspends search for missing mariner off Lanai

Published: Apr. 27, 2015 at 10:42 PM HST|Updated: Apr. 28, 2015 at 1:30 AM HST
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Ron Ingram after he was rescued in December
Ron Ingram after he was rescued in December

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Coast Guard suspended their search on Monday for a missing mariner after the fishing vessel he was on capsized about one mile west of Lanai.

Ron Ingram was on board the vessel, "Munchkin," when it capsized on Friday. The boat's captain, Kenny Corder, was rescued around midnight on Friday after the boat ran aground. Corder said both he and Ingram jumped into the water when the boat hit the rocks, and they each used one hand to hold onto a life ring they were sharing.

The Maui Fire Department ended their search on Sunday after they could find no sign of Ingram.

"Following extensive efforts by sea, air, and land we have decided to suspend the search." said Capt. Shannon Gilreath, Sector Commander, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. "Our deepest condolences go out to his friends and family in this difficult time."

The Coast Guard conducted an extensive search and covered approximately 4,531 square miles.

Ingram was recently lost at sea back in December, after the equipment on his vessel failed. He spent 12 days surviving at sea by catching his own food and drinking rainwater until the Coast Guard rescued him.

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