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Nisswa woman says son survived tall ship sinking

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NISSWA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota woman is breathing easier knowing her son survived the sinking of a tall ship off the coast of North Carolina.

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Jo Svendsen of Nisswa learned Monday that her son, John Svendsen, was among crew members rescued from the HMS Bounty.

John Svendsen was first mate aboard the Bounty, which sank in turbulent waters as Hurricane Sandy roared ashore.

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