May 26, 2018
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Coast Guard: 2 kayakers pulled from sea off Maine

The Associated Press

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The Coast Guard says two kayakers who went missing overnight have been pulled unresponsive from waters three miles off the Maine coast.

Petty Officer Lauren Jorgensen says 18-year-old Irena McEntee and 20-year-old Carissa Ireland were unresponsive when they were found Monday morning and were taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland. Further details weren’t available.

The women’s 12-foot-long kayaks were found late Sunday after the women attempted to paddle from Peaks Island to Ram Island, a distance of about a mile. The water temperature is between 46 and 48 degrees.

Tom Hawley from the National Weather Service says there was a small craft advisory in effect at the time. He says there were sustained winds of 22 mph.

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