Coast Guard searching for missing canoer

BOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing canoer in the Cathance River in Bowdoinham, Maine, Saturday.

Watchstanders from the Coast Guard 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 two others when the canoe capsized. The two 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 departmen


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