EASTPORT — Officials say a U.S. Coast Guard vessel has rescued a Canadian man and two children after their sailboat overturned in Canadian waters off eastern Maine.

Kenneth Stewart, a civilian Coast Guard search-and-rescue specialist, said the Coast Guard got a call at 11:24 a.m. today from Canadian authorities seeking help after the sailboat overturned in Passamaquoddy Bay east of Maine.

Stewart said a 45-foot Coast Guard vessel based in Eastport was on routine patrol and was the first vessel on the scene, rescuing the man and two children from the water. He said they were cold, but otherwise were fine. The three were wearing life jackets.

1:49 p.m.

EASTPORT — The U.S. Coast Guard and local fishermen and Canadian boats are responding to an emergency distress call from a sailboat that overturned in the waters off eastern Maine.

The Bangor Daily News says a mayday was received about 11:30 a.m. today from a boat carrying three passengers that had overturned in Passamaquoddy Bay between Eastport and Deer Island in New Brunswick.

Early reports indicated three people were attempting to climb on the hull of the overturned boat.


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