One Dead After Maine Capsize
August 28, 2017
On Saturday, Aug. 26, the Maine State Police/Marine Patrol Dive Team recovered the body of a woman who died after the recreational fishing boat she was on capsized approximately 10 miles off Biddeford Pool, near the mouth of the Saco River.
The woman was among 4 people fishing when their 21’ boat capsized at approximately 10:30 a.m. Three of the people were rescued by a good Samaritan who heard a hand gun fired by one of the occupants of the boat as a distress call.
A search was begun in the vicinity of the boat as soon as it was determined that one of the party was missing.
Involved in the search were the Maine Marine Patrol, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Scarborough Fire Department, the Biddeford Pool Police Department, and the Saco Fire Department. Several private citizens also took part in the search.
No one on the boat was wearing a life jacket, according to the Maine Marine Patrol.
The woman’s body was recovered at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Names of the deceased and survivors are being withheld until notification of next of kin.