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French family rescued from raft in Caribbean

French family rescued from raft in Caribbean

A French family of four has been plucked from a life raft nearly four days after their catamaran capsized in the Caribbean.
Yves Drislet is first consul of the French Embassy in Port-of-Spain. He says the family of four from Nantes _ Pascal Bazin; his wife, Noelle; and their teenage daughter and 10-year-old son _ are in good health.
Drislet says they were rescued by Trinidad's coast guard off the coast of St. Vincent on Sunday. He said Tuesday they were preparing to fly home and were not available for comment.
The Trinidad and Tobago Express reported that the family ran into trouble shortly after leaving Martinique on Christmas Day when strong waves damaged their vessel's hull, forcing them to take to the rubber raft.