Fisherman found missing on raft after 2 weeks tells how he survived

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Fisherman found by Canadians after US Coast Guard had already given up

A fisherman who went missing nearly two weeks ago has been found alive, floating in a lifeboat about 70 miles off the US west coast.

He was found by a Canadian boat on Thursday (10/26), according to the US Coast Guard. The day before, the coast guard had abandoned the search.

The man, who has not been identified, left Grays Harbor, Washington, on October 12, aboard the boat Evening.

Authorities have not released the names of the rescuers, but a Seattle television station identified Ryan Planes and his uncle John as those who rescued the fisherman. They are both from Sooke, a city in Canada.

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