Chilean Trawler Rescues U.S. Sailor
"(He is) in good general condition except for a small wound in his right thigh."
- Unidentified Chilean official
Santiago, Chile - An American sailor was rescued early Friday after three days adrift on a disabled yacht off the southern tip of South America, the Chilean navy said.
Ken Barnes, 47, was picked up shortly before 6 a.m. EST by the Chilean trawler Polar Pesca 1, the navy's Operations Department reported in Punta Arenas, 3,200 miles south of the capital Santiago.