Sailor on freighter after rescue from sinking boat


A Sacramento, Calif., man who was rescued from his sinking sailboat off the coast of Mexico spent Father's Day on a freighter bound for Panama, but his wife hopes to see him in time for their 23rd wedding anniversary.

Max Young was sailing alone late last Tuesday about 40 miles west of La Playa, Mexico, when his 50-foot boat was hit by a whale, lost its steering and started taking on water, Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Pamela Boehland said.

The impact from the collision knocked out the sailboat's steering, Boehland said.

"I'm looking forward to him being home," she told The Associated Press on Sunday. "If he's not here (by their anniversary) then hopefully I'll be there. I might fly and meet him," she said.

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