Argentine trawler goes missing with crew of nine

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BUENOS AIRES, June 10, 2018 (BSS/AFP) -An Argentine-flagged fishing trawler went missing Saturday with a crew of nine aboard after sending a distress signal, authorities said.

Searchers located a body in the area the boat went missing but it was not immediately clear if it was one of the missing crew.

The 28-meter trawler Rigel sounded its distress signal off Chubut province’s coast, 110 miles (200 kilometers) east of the city of Trelew.

Two navy ships and a plane were combing the area where a life jacket from the boat was found; other ships in the area also were asked to try to help find the missing crew.

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