Crew makes ocean trip to recover deceased Paralympian's boat
HONOLULU A sailing crew embarked from Honolulu on a mission to locate and recover the boat of Paralympian who died during a solo attempt to row from California to Hawaii. The U.S. Coast Guard located her body June 22, two days after Madsen sent a message saying she planned to enter the water to make a repair. Madsens boat, Row of Life, carried two transmitters that sent a final location Friday before becoming caught in Hurricane Douglas. The crew expects to spend about five days aboard Johnsons sailboat, Blue Moon, before reaching the spot where Madsen's boat is likely to be. One of the primary goals is to recover personal items remaining on Row of Life, including a video diary of the journey.