Cell phone call saves lost mariners

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Two coast guards armed with ships, planes and helicopters searched the Pacific for a group of Americans whose sailboat ran into bad weather and was reported missing last week, but a cell phone call from the boat finally brought the adventurers to shore Monday.

The Americans' catamaran, called the 38-foot Pineapple, ran into bad weather after departing Jan. 6 from Guam on a journey to the central Philippine island of Cebu and relatives of the crew - four men and a woman - reported them missing Jan. 18. Guam, a U.S. territory, is about 1,400 miles east of Cebu.

A video taken from a search plane showed four of the Americans on top of the white-hulled catamaran, one apparently waving, as a rubber boat with coast guard personnel approached.

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