Child boat rescue took team effort

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Once dispatched, a U.S. Coast Guard C-130 airplane began combing a 22,000-square-mile area Monday in the Gulf of Mexico, looking for a sailboat piloted by a man accused of kidnapping his young son.

The 32-foot Bristol sailboat had been painted battleship gray, perhaps to avoid detection. But technology often is color-blind. The vessel popped up on C-130's radar at 5 p.m. at the southernmost edge of the search grid.

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