UPDATE: Jacqueline Lawson released a statement Sunday night saying that the Mexican Search and Rescue (MRCC) will resume search operations this week for her husband, Captain Donald Lawson, lost at sea off of Acapulco. In her statement, Jacqueline also says there has been no sign of the life raft Lawson had on board.
The family of missing sailor Donald Lawson tells Bay Bulletin that the vessel found capsized 360 nautical miles off the coast of Mexico is, indeed, Defiant, Lawson’s 60-foot racing trimaran. Mexican search and rescue crews are still searching the area where the vessel was found.
In her latest statement, Jacqueline Lawson says, “I was notified by the Mexican Navy Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) earlier today that after repeated searches in the area where our trimaran Defiant was located, there is still no sign of the boat’s lone life raft.”
She believes this is a sign Lawson may still be alive.
Jacqueline positively identified the…