Missing kayaker dies after being found off Scarborough coast

Posted April 15, 2012, at 9:31 a.m.
Last modified April 16, 2012, at 1:56 p.m.

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SACO, Maine — A 51-year-old kayaker who was reported missing near Saco Bay in southern Maine has died.

The Maine Sunday Telegram says the unidentified kayaker died at Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he was taken after he was found face-up in the water Saturday evening.

A Maine Marine Patrol aircraft found the man’s kayak upright and empty about 150 feet off Higgins Beach. A Coast Guard rescue helicopter located him, but he was unresponsive. He was wearing a lifejacket and wetsuit.

The kayaker was transferred by Coast Guard boat crews to Maine Medical Center.