Boater Rescued on Casco Bay

On Saturday morning, June 8, Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received notification that a 34-foot pleasure craft with one person on board was rapidly taking on water near Crow Island in Casco Bay.

The unidentified male boater donned a life jacket, contacted the Coast Guard on VHF channel 16, and activated his Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon.

“The proactive safety measures he took both before and during today’s incident ensured a safe and expeditious rescue, kept him out of the water and allowed us to apply critical damage-control efforts, which prevented his vessel from sinking,” a Coast Guard official said.

No information was given on what caused the emergency.