The Canadian Press

1997-01-13 | Missing Yachtsman

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A Montreal yachtsman taking part in a round-the-world solo race went missing at sea. The Canadian Space Agency joined the search for Gerry Roufs using its radarsat satellite. Agency director Edward Langham described the South Pacific off Antarctica as one of the most treacherous oceans in the world. (Roufs contacted his family January 6th via the internet and race organizers said the last transmission from his onboard radio beacon came late on January 7th.)

Date: 1997-01-13
Placeline: ST. HUBERT, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 14 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << from our experience of looking at ocean images these are very very bad conditions the the season this area I have been a sailor Sarah for centuries I mean that they are the most awful sea conditions on the planet >>