Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Benson was last seen on 02/21/2009. Nguyen was fishing for crab with two friends about four miles west of Point Ano Nuevo, when the commercial vessel was hit by a large, rogue wave that overturned the boat. His friends made it to a life raft, where they shivered for nearly two hours before they were rescued. They were able to throw a crab pot toward him, but they lost sight of him shortly after entering the water. Nguyen worked as a fisherman since he came to the United States.
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