Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water near Cape Elizabeth, Maine

The Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack

Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack File Photo

BOSTON – Coast Guard crews are searching for an 80-year-old man possibly in the water after locating his 33-foot sailboat Tarrier aground Thursday near Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

At around 6:15 p.m. Coast Guard watchstanders were notified of the unmanned sailboat, which was found by a local fire department.

It was reported that the sailboat’s sails were up and a skiff was in tow, but no one was aboard the vessel.

The search includes the following Coast Guard assets:

  • An HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane from Air Station Cape Cod
  • An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod
  • A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Station South Portland
  • Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack

Other agencies searching include: Maine Marine Patrol, the Cape Elizabeth water Extraction Team, and the Scarborough Fire Department.

Anyone with information about the sailboat or its owner is asked to contact Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders at 207-767-0303.

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