Empty Sailboat Touches Off Search In Maine
June 29, 2011
The discovery of an empty sailboat in Sedgwick, Maine, yesterday touched off a Coast Guard search for its missing occupants for several hours before the vessel’s owner contacted the Coast Guard to say he’d left it there.
According to an article in the Bangor Daily News, the Coast Guard was notified yesterday afternoon that a small sail dinghy came ashore with its sail halfway up in an area west of the Benjamin River.
Officials said there were footprints on the bow that indicated the boat could have been in use. The Coast Guard searched the Eggemoggin Reach between Deer Isle and the mainland before being contacted by the boat’s owner.