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14 rescued, 1 dead and 1 missing after HMS Bounty sinks off N.C. coast

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A handout photo released by the US Coast Guard on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 shows the HMS Bounty, a 180-foot tall ship, submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy.

NBC News reports: Searchers on Monday evening found the body of one of two missing crew members of the stricken ship HMS Bounty, which sank off the coast of North Carolina after it was caught in Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

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A crewman of the replica tall ship HMS Bounty is lifted from the water by a member of the U.S. Coast Guard in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday.

Claudene Christian, 42, was pulled from the water unresponsive and transported to Elizabeth City Hospital, the Coast Guard said. She was later pronounced dead. Crews continue searching for the remaining missing person, identified as the ill-fated ship's captain, Robin Walbridge, 63. Earlier Monday, two Coast Guard helicopters rescued 14 people from life rafts after they were forced to abandon ship. Read the full story.

A ship that left New London, Conn., last Thursday en route to St. Petersburg, Fla., got caught in a dangerous Hurricane Sandy while 90 miles off Cape Hatteras. NBC's Lester Holt reports.