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NATION IN BRIEF : VIRGINIA : 3 Sailors, Adrift Since Hurricane, Are Saved

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Two men and a pregnant woman who lost their sailboat to Hurricane Bob said they drifted in a life raft for 10 days, surviving on dried fish and sea water as sharks circled nearby. A Coast Guard helicopter spotted their orange raft Wednesday about 80 miles off Cape May, N.J. All three were flown to an aircraft carrier, where a doctor treated them for dehydration and exposure. The health of the fetus was not immediately known. The three--Marc Dupauillion, 26, of Calabash, N.C.; Edward Provost, 35, of Pawleys Island, S.C.; and Allison Wilcox, 32, of Austin, Tex.--had been in the raft since Aug. 18. Wilcox is six months pregnant. The Navy’s Atlantic Fleet headquarters in Norfolk, Va., said the three were being taken to a hospital in New York.


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