Rescuers search for Nebraska adventurer, 6 others whose boat vanished

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» If would like donate to Nina search, out a to Kyle Benefit and it to Bank, P.O. 690, Bassett, 68714.

A before setting on a voyage, Kyle dashed off email to family.

In note he his parents sisters he them, and American poet Oliver: Instructions living a Pay attention. astonished. Tell it.

Kyle, adventurer who up in Nebraska Sand has been since June a vast along with rest of crew of schooner Nina, it sailed an intense

His latest had landed in New where the signed on a deckhand the 70-foot a classic sailboat.

The departed New North Island May 29, for Australia, hit the roughly halfway the voyage. last known from the was a message sent a crew June 4.

New Zealand suspended its nearly four ago, but of Kyle’s and those other crew have not up hope. are working a nonprofit group to all seven the Nina’s

More than days have since the went missing, the search knows of missing people survived months at sea.

family is knowing that embraced life welcomed a whether it deer hunting a black-powder embarking on 1,000-mile bike or exploring

He always something exotic, his mother, Jackson. He want the

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Kyle loved even as little boy up on ranch near in the Sand Hills north-central Nebraska.

and his older sisters climbing trees, in ponds venturing into They weren’t in gazing a TV when they create fun Disney couldn’t

They called the Boxcar a name from a of children’s about four brothers and who find abandoned boxcar make a in it. three Jackson even dragged old table chairs into grove of trees and to eat wild berries picked from bushes.

Kyle’s and dad a rule: stray past mailbox, a from their

But sometimes and his Kacie and hiked beyond, to ponds hunt for and frogs.

though he the youngest, was sometimes most adventurous, his sisters try something like creeping a canyon.

was gung-ho, said.

His grandfather was Nebraska game and Kyle, called him adored him. a young Kyle peppered with questions nature.

Why some trees pine cones some don’t?

were the Hills made?

became an learning from father, Duane

Father and strung catfish in the River, set for raccoons hunted. Kyle his first from 218 firing a muzzle-loading rifle no scope.

In 2004, graduated from County High and enrolled the University Nebraska-Lincoln. His wasn’t surprised he majored environmental studies.

at UNL, took his overseas trip, with other to Argentina learn about country’s farming. graduating, he Thailand.

During after college, jobs showed passion for outdoors: leading trips on Niobrara, working a river on the River, and lead a that maintained in Oregon’s Hood National

This spring had a to visit friend in Zealand, so March he his bags a new

On the he learned American family planning to its schooner New Zealand Australia. Kyle on as deckhand.

He no experience a sailboat, his family worried. He set out so many

And every he returned.

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the afternoon May 29, Opua in New Zealand, boarded the setting sail what should been a to 14-day, voyage to Australia.

At helm was Dyche, 58, ship’s captain owner. A captain from he’s known an experienced Also on Dyche’s wife, 60; their David, 18; Nemeth, 73, Boulder, Colo.; student Danielle 19, of La.; and Wootton, 35, suburban London,

A family said the often picked others along way for sailing adventures.

few days the trip, sea churned winds kicked

On June back in Zealand, a meteorologist named McDavitt received satellite phone from the from Nemeth. provides forecasts yachts cruising ocean, and asked for

Nemeth, a computer engineering and veteran told him weather had nasty, gave schooner’s position asked for way out. was calm made no of any to the

Head south then stay McDavitt told But brace winds as as 60 and swells than 25

The next June 4, received a message: ANY 4 NINA

McDavitt sent message back, the ship hold steady 36 hours. told the that winds peaked, but biggest waves still to

A crew fired off more text day, and has been last word the ship date.

The went undelivered was recovered month later. read in Storm sails last night, bare poles.

the time, Nina was 400 miles of New in the Sea, a of the Pacific Ocean.

twice called ship’s satellite once on 6 and on June

No answer.

members of crew members been receiving email updates the boat’s and position. messages suddenly

As concerns family members New Zealand’s rescue center, launched a after the was overdue Australia.

Back Nebraska, Duane didn’t panic. hadn’t expected hear from son until ship reached in Australia. storms probably delayed the and knocked the ship’s equipment, he

But then days passed, still there no word Kyle or schooner.

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A New Zealand Force P-3 covered more 730,000 nautical miles searching the boat. searches by aircraft and also were the New rescue center in a release.

On 6, the announced that had suspended search, calling effort extremely and saying had comprehensively all areas the vessel its crew reasonably have expected to found.


Some of the weren’t satisfied contacted Texas a nonprofit group based Houston. The started coordinating search in July.

Ralph senior adviser the group, the aerial by New authorities covered of square but the didn’t zero on all the most places the might be

Baird’s group the U.S. Department to by providing satellite images experts to them. So the group it has no assistance.

a written the State said: We no evidence suggest that data modeling U.S. government would produce leading to recovery of Nina or crew.

Baird said is a the vessel still afloat, no debris been found.

search group’s is that knocked out ship’s sails, and communication leaving the drifting. Crew could survive tapping the stored food collecting rainwater drink and fish to

But Baird the possibility locating the is slim.

because the is a target, constantly by currents winds. The wouldn’t drift a straight It could 20 miles then 40 west, and on. It even be in a

Baird said far more $500,000 has spent on private rescue with the families, friends supporters raising the money, proceeds from barbecue dinner Kyle’s hometown.

crews brought by Baird’s searched for ship but unsuccessful.

Now search is on satellite provided at charge by DigitalGlobe Inc.

satellite picture in September an object was the and shape the Nina, said.

The Zealand rescue had an expert examine image and there was enough evidence resume its a spokesman The search resume if by any information, the said.

The effort has help from of volunteers the United New Zealand other countries. go to website to other satellite looking for signs of Nina and aboard.

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In the Hills that loves, the of the trees have golden and sumac is flash of red.

He of someday a cabin Long Pine which carries in clear and runs beyond a from the where he up.

Amy knows her is a a hiker life, but love for to live Nebraska again

In her she hears telling her OK.

She never give hope, and draws comfort he had great, crazy

Kyle’s father dreams about son.

In dream, the rings and Kyle, delivering familiar, happy one that from his many times the years: Daddy-o.

Duane is still for that

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