Yacht Lost During Storm Located Near Bermuda

November 12, 2015

A sailboat lost in a heavy storm that took the life of a 6-year-old girl was found recently near Bermuda, according to a story on the Yachting & Boating World [YBW] website.

The story said “A sailboat lost in a heavy storm that took the life of a six-year-old girl floated some 2,000 miles before being found near Bermuda. The Kolibri was spotted by a passing tanker ship 635 miles south-southeast of Bermuda in the North Atlantic.”

YBW said that it was one of five yachts that called for help in early May when they were caught in a storm 500 miles south of the Azores archipelago.

A Portuguese helicopter rescue crew bringing passengers up from one of the stricken yachts

The sailors on the other yachts were either recovered or continued on their voyage, however those aboard the Rêves D’ô were not as lucky.

“The French yacht capsized and sank, and its occupants – Claude, Sophie, and their children Hugo, 9, and Inès, 6 – were forced to abandon ship,” YBW reported.

“Sophie and Hugo made it into a life raft and were recovered by a cargo ship. Claude and Inès, however, were afloat for seven hours in lifejackets before a search plane spotted them and directed the Spanish hospital ship Esperanza del Mar to recover them.

“Inès, who was reportedly suffering from hypothermia, passed away soon after.”

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  1. stunned... says:

    very sad story

  2. geebie says:

    Aww so sad!