The weapons charge involved a .38-caliber revolver that investigators said they found in an earlier search of his home.
Investigators may have overlooked them in an earlier search.
The Russian captain had probably eluded the earlier search by hiding his boat on the bottom, which, in those waters, was not very deep.
Plant's experience and abilities at sea might have delayed an earlier search.
Menendez turned to the inspector, checking the details of their earlier search.
Rescuers said the incident was not connected with the earlier search.
This explains why an object so near to the Sun was not discovered in earlier searches.
Epstein often focuses on failures, including her own early search for a vaccine.
In her earlier search for something to wear she had nearly emptied her suitcase.
She might have triggered an earlier search, when she first flung herself away from the thing.