Woman Rescued from Maine Beach
April 8, 2011
A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a 45-year-old woman from a remote beach between the Morse and Sprague Rivers at the southern portion of Cape Small, Maine on Thursday, April 7.
Coast Guard Sector Northern New England was notified by the Sagadahoc County Sheriff Office at around 11:34 p.m. that one of its officers had found a vehicle at Hunnewell Beach that matched that of a missing woman they and other local officials had been looking for since around 12:00 p.m.
Local authorities discovered footprints on the beach, where it was believed the woman may have entered the water.
A Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod and a boat crew from Coast Guard Station South Portland were dispatched. Crews from the Maine Marine Patrol, Sagadahoc and Lincoln County Sheriff departments and the Wiscasset Police Department also assisted in the search.
Using the aircraft’s forward-looking infrared radar, a Jayhawk helicopter crew located the severely hypothermic woman around 3:09 a.m., and transported her to Maine Medical Center where she was listed in stable condition.
No information was given on why the woman entered the water.
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