Search for Missing Canoer in Bowdoinham, ME
May 27, 2012
The Coast Guard was searching for a missing canoer on the Cathance River in Bowdoinham, Maine, Saturday, May 26.
Watchstanders from the Sector Northern New England command center received a distress call at approximately 8:12 p.m. from Maine Marine Patrol reporting that they were conducting a search for a missing canoer.
The missing man was in a canoe with 2 others when the canoe capsized. The 2 other persons aboard made it safely to shore.
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter responded to assist.
“We have had great communication and tremendous coordination with local assets,” said Chief Petty Officer Randy Bucklin, a watchstander at the Sector Northern New England command center. “We hope to have a good outcome with this one.”
Also assisting in the search are:
- Maine Marine Patrol
- Bowdoinham Police department
- Bowdoinham Fire department