Death in Acadia National Park

BOSTON – The Coast Guard and National Park Service Rangers attempted to rescue a person in the water on the ocean side of Acadia National Park, Maine around 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Coast Guard Station Southwest Harbor received a cell phone call about 2:27 p.m. from a person reporting a female had fallen into the water in a rocky area of Schoodic Point.

The U.S. National Park Service rangers responded on-shore. The crew of a 41-foot utility boat from Coast Guard Station Southwest Harbor arrived on-scene about 2:45 p.m. The 56-year old female was recovered by the crew of the utility boat and commenced CPR around 2:50 p.m.

Faith M. Wise, a native of Trufant, Mich., was transferred to EMS at Winter Harbor around 3:15 p.m. and was later pronounced dead.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the U.S. National Park Service.

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