VIDEO: FBI Joins investigation Into Florida Woman Who Disappeared At Sea Near the Bahamas

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husband, Lewis Bennett rescued by Coast Guard

ABOVE VIDEO: The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed to WPTV Thursday afternoon that the agency is working with the FBI investigating the disappearance of Isabella Hellmann of Delray Beach.

DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA – The FBI has joined the investigation into the case of a South Florida woman who went missing at sea while sailing with her husband.

Isabella Hellmann was last seen by her husband, Lewis Bennett, while they were at sea on the night of May 14, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

FBI Special Agent Michael Leverock confirmed to ABC News that the Bureau is now investigating Hellmann’s disappearance, but declined to provide further information.

According to ABC affiliate WPBF, Bennett said he and Hellman were aboard his 37-foot catamaran near the Bahamas when he went to bed around 8 p.m. Eastern time.

He said his wife, who was wearing a life vest at the time, agreed to take watch above deck, U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Eric Woodall told WPBF.

Bennett said he later awoke to something hitting the boat and felt that it was starting to sink, WPBF reported.

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