NORTH CAROLINA (CNN) - Sixteen people were on board the HMS Bounty when she sailed into then-Hurricane Sandy off the N.C. coast.
Thirteen made it into lifeboats when it became clear the ship would not survive the storm. But three people were washed overboard and only one of them made it to a life raft.
Bill and Joe Svendsen anxiously awaited news about their son John, and whether he survived being washed overboard.
After a whole day of waiting, they finally got a call from their son, saying simply, "How are you?"
His parents say John suffered a broken hand and ribs but is doing well. His wounds will heal.
However, his thoughts are with the missing, he says; "I asked if they'd found the other two and he said I don't know a thing. You know, they got them in to the Coast Guard station and they had to go to the hospital and stuff so..."
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