After 12 days at sea, boater found safe off Hawaii

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Boater Rescued After 12 Days Missing at Sea

HONOLULU (AP) - A 67-year-old boater missing at sea for 12 days is on his way to shore after being found uninjured 64 miles south of Honolulu.

The Coast Guard says Ron Ingraham was weak, hungry and dehydrated when a Navy ship reached him Tuesday. The agency said Wednesday that he's aboard a cutter that's towing his 25-foot vessel to the Hawaii island of Molokai.

The Coast Guard had searched for him since receiving his mayday call on Thanksgiving reporting flooding in his small boat about 50 miles west of Kailua-Kona. In an audio clip of the call, he's heard saying he was in danger of sinking.

The search was suspended Dec. 1 until he sent another mayday call Tuesday. A guided-missile destroyer was nearby, and its crew members reached Ingraham and gave him water and food.

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