One of the boaters that the U.S. Coast Guard were searching for last week was rescued on Sunday.

U.S. Coast Guard Officials say Nathan Carman, 22, was picked up by a freighter about 100 miles off Nantucket, seven days after he and his mother, Linda, left for their fishing trip near Block Island. He was found in a life raft, alive and in good condition.

Their boat and his mother have not been recovered.

The Coast Guard suspended the search Friday for Linda and Nathan Carman after searching for six days and exhausting all search efforts.

Initially, Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector Southeastern New England received a report that 54-year-old Linda Carman and her 22-year-old son Nathan Carman failed to return from an offshore fishing trip. They departed Ram’s Point Marina in Point Judith, Rhode Island Saturday evening in the Chicken Pox, a 31-foot center console boat.

The Coast Guard searched over 62,000 square nautical miles, an area larger than the state of Georgia, from south of Block Island, Rhode Island to the Canyons off New York.

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