EASTPORT — Officials say a Coast Guard vessel rescued a Canadian man and 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. Monday from Canadian authorities seeking help after the sailboat overturned in Passamaquoddy Bay.

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 fine. The three were wearing life jackets.


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