Lost Canadian sailboat found off Washington coast

Lost Canadian sailboat found off Washington coast
U.S. Coast Guard photo shows an unmanned boat about five miles northwest of Ocean Shores, Wash. The 16-foot non-motorized boat is believed to be that of Paul Clark, a 69-year-old Canadian who left Prince Rupert, B.C., in July on a solo sailing trip to Port Hardy, B.C.
OCEAN SHORES, Wash. (AP) - The Coast Guard says a sailboat that was reported missing July 11 off of British Columbia was found capsized Thursday about five miles northwest of Ocean Shores.

There was no sign of 69-year-old Paul Clark, who sailed alone out of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, earlier in July on his way to Port Hardy, British Columbia.

A helicopter and Coast Guard vessels from Washington and Oregon searched for the Canadian for three hours without success.

The Coast Guard says a fishing vessel found his 16-foot sailboat. It's being transferred to Canadian officials.

Clark was last seen in the vicinity of Aristazabal Island, about half-way through his planned trip. He was reported missing after he failed to check in with his family.