4 kayakers located off Maine coast

Posted May 12, 2011, at 3:56 p.m.

VINALHAVEN, Maine — The Coast Guard says four kayakers who were the subject of a distress call have been located unharmed.

Lt. Nick Barrows says two of the kayakers called the Coast Guard station in Rockland on Thursday to report that they would become separated from two others as they were paddling from Vinalhaven to Isle au Haut.

Barrows says the call at 1:38 p.m. was cut off abruptly, and the Coast Guard feared that at least some of the kayakers had overturned in three- to six-foot seas. He says that within about an hour a Coast Guard patrol boat located two of them; the other two were found by a fishing boat.

 

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