News 8 joins Coast Guard for search of missing Middletown family

SANDWICH, Mass. (WTNH) — A search for a mother and son from Middletown is in its fifth day now.

54-year-old Linda Carman and her 22-year-old son Nathan Carmen left a dock in Rhode Island late Saturday night to go fishing. The two have not been heard from since.

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News 8’s Scott McDonnell takes a closer look and joined the Coast Guard at Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod to continue the search.

The US Coast Guard aircraft has been part of the search and rescue since Sunday. A lot of the crew has been in the air for over 30 hours this week.

The hope is to keep eyes on the water and bring the mother and son home safely.

The search is very expansive, for the Coast Guard Sentry and crew, the task is to cover hundreds of miles of ocean to look for any signs of the missing boat.

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“Today you can see the pattern we’re doing currently, it’s just offshore, yesterday was a little bit wider.”

Conditions were perfect for the 32 foot aluminum boat that Linda and Nathan Carmen were believed to go fishing late Saturday night.

News 8 Scott McDonnell and the crew were flying 1,500 feet from Montauk, New York to Martha’s Vineyard. Over the four hours scanning the ocean, it’s 7 legs just going back and forth scanning and looking for the boat that the Carmen’s were last seen in.

The crew released a capsule to record water conditions, wind and tides to try to help narrow down where a disabled boat may float to.

Radar, cameras and eagle eyes are vigilantly looking for a boat that set off for a night of fishing and never returned.

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