FBI, Coast Guard investigate newlywed's sea disappearance
July 5, 2017
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When the Coast Guard found Lewis Bennett on a life raft between Florida and the Bahamas, he told rescuers that about three hours earlier he had been asleep inside the cabin of the catamaran he shared with his new bride, Isabella Hellmann, and was jolted awake when the craft hit something.
He said he went up top and found Hellmann gone. He told the guardsmen he looked for his 41-year-old wife but their 37-foot catamaran, Surf Into Summer, was sinking. When he couldn't find her, he told them, he activated his emergency radio signal and abandoned ship. When guardsme...