Two canoeists were rescued from Chamberlain Lake in Piscataquis County on Sunday. 

Joshua Tinnel, 43, and Shawna Robinson, 51, both of Nitro, West Virginia, were rescued by the Maine Warden Service after high winds blew water over the sides of their 16-foot canoe and it capsized, according to Mark Latti, a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. 

The couple had floated away from their canoe after it capsized, but were able to use the SOS feature on their GPS to notify the Maine Warden Service of their location, Latti said. 

Tinnel and Robinson were wearing personal flotation devices, which allowed the rescue team to locate them. Both suffered from hypothermia, but rangers wrapped them in sleeping bags and took them to the Allagash Ranger Station to warm up. 

Tinnel and Robinson did not require any other medical attention, Latti said.

Correction: An earlier version of this report misspelled Piscataquis County.

Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley and staying active in the Maine outdoors.