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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — One of nine men who survived 10 hours adrift in a life raft off Baffin Island says he doesn’t know what caused his ship to sink, but says he will go back to sea.

The crew of the Atlantic Charger returned to Harbour Grace, N.L., this morning after a week-long journey from Frobisher Bay where their fishing vessel went down Monday afternoon.

The nine men all donned survival suits and made it onto a life raft, where they fired off flares that caught the attention of a patrolling Aurora military aircraft.

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Winston Dearing of Moreton’s Harbour said it was the will to get back home to their families that helped the crew endure the high-seas drama.

He says he will definitely sail again, saying it’s all he knows how to do.

He says he doesn’t know why the Atlantic Charger started taking on water in “pretty rough seas.


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