Mom’s relief
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Adrift ... then rescued

Mom’s relief
June Linn claps at the family’s home in Newport Beach, Calif., as she learns that her son, Ken Barnes Jr., the Southern California sailor adrift at sea off the coast of Chile, has been rescued by a Chilean fishing vessel. (Damian Dovarganes / AP)
Girlfriend
Cathy Chambers reacts after learning that her boyfriend, Ken Barnes Jr., had been rescued. (Damian Dovarganes / AP)
Sister
“I’m elated. It’s all good. I’m relieved,” said Barnes’ sister, Beverly Smith. (Damian Dovarganes / AP)
Comfort
June Linn is hugged by her son in law, California Highway Patrol officer Edward Smith as they watch news of her son’s rescue. (Damian Dovarganes / AP)
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A Chilean military aircraft dispatched for visual monitoring and tracking captured these images of Barnes’ vessel early this morning. (Chilean Navy / kensolo.com)
Prepare to cast off
Ken Barnes departs Long Beach Harbor aboard his 44-foot ketch, Privateer, on Oct. 28. (Bob Chambers / Barnes Family)
Frantic call
Cathy Chambers hears the frantic words of her long-time boyfriend Ken Barnes who just called from his crippled sailboat off the coast of Chile. Ron Vangell leans close to hear his friend. The local sailor’s 44-foot ketch, Privateer, is crippled and adrift in heavy seas. Barnes was trying to sail around the world alone when a storm broke both masts and he lost engine power and steering. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
Listening in
Cathy Chambers and Ron Vangell listen in on the emergency phone call from Ken Barnes. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
Awaiting word
Teryn, left, and Brittney Barnes, both 21, wait with their mother, Carrie Hawes, for news of their father’s rescue. Chilean pilots and private sailors in the area are desperately trying to reach the local man before the craft sinks. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
Last coordinates
Cathy Chambers points to the last coordinates from which her boyfriend, Ken Barnes, called her. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
Candle
At Cathy Chambers’ home, a candle burns next to photos of Ken Barnes and his 44-foot ketch, Privateer. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
Man behind the dream
Sailor Ken Barnes in an undated family photo. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
Barnes calls
Teryn Barnes talks with her father Wednesday, joined by her twin sister, Brittney, her mother, Carrie Hawes, in the rear, and her father’s girlfriend, Cathy Chambers, at left. The sailor was conserving his satellite phone’s power and subsisting on Pop-Tarts and granola bars. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
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