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Aug 23, 2013 6:46 PM by Chris Welty

Search Efforts Ramp Up for Nina and Crew

Search efforts for the missing sailboat Nina continue to pick up momentum.

Satellite images on Tomnod maps are getting more "clicks" and "tags."

A grouping of tags west of Norfolk Island is grabbing the attention of those searching for the Nina and the seven people aboard, including UL student Danielle Wright.

Danielle's dad, Ricky Wright says they can't confirm anything from the imagery. Today, he spoke with the United State's Secretary of State's Office. Wright says they gave their condolences and said they've done everything they could to assist in the search. Wright is frustrated, saying the U.S. government hasn't helped. He's thankful the New Zealand government dedicated ten days to the search.

Wright says funds are running low and they can only continue searching for three more days unless more money is raised.

Tonight, a benefit auction is being held to continue to raise funds for the search effort at the Marina Plaza Resort in League City, Texas. Also, donations will continue to be accepted through Home Bank, The Community Foundation of Acadiana and Texas Equusearch.

Chris Welty
cwelty@katctv.com

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