Mariner takes to life raft as boat sinks

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Robert Mark Cooper of Point Pleasant, N.J., rescued from a 38-foot fishing boat that sank last Wednesday, is in stable condition, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer Crystalynn Kneen.

Cooper was found in a life raft shortly after officials received a distress signal last Wednesday from the 38-foot Alisha Marie. Still missing are two crewmates.

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