Seattle sailor missing in Hawaii found safe

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HONOLULU (AP) -- A 66-year-old Seattle man who failed to show up at his destination while sailing in the Hawaiian islands has been located after two weeks at sea.

The Coast Guard says Ira Foreman arrived safely at Honokohau Harbor on the Big Island on Sunday.

Officials say Foreman was blown off course by strong winds during what was supposed to be a one-day voyage from Kauai to Oahu.

Foreman was reported missing Dec. 24, six days after he was due at Keehi Lagoon on Oahu. Last Thursday, the Coast Guard suspended a four-day search for Foreman after covering 209,000 square miles.

He finally contacted his ex-wife by cell phone Saturday and said he had encountered strong winds but was never in distress.