The bodies of a Pennsylvania couple who had been out canoeing were found over the weekend in the waters off Jonesport, authorities said Sunday.

The Maine Marine Patrol identified the victims as Roy Carlile, 58, and his wife, Judith Carlile, 53, of Warrington.

Judith Carlile’s body was recovered by a U.S. Coast Guard crew at 5:30 a.m. Sunday near Roque Island.

The Coast Guard said her body was located not far from where her husband was found entangled in lobster gear by a lobsterman near Sandy River Beach in Jonesport about 11 a.m. Saturday. A cooler was also recovered.

The couple, who frequently canoed in the area, were last seen paddling a green canoe in Chandler Bay on Friday evening when the seas were calm, said Lt. David Bourbeau of the Coast Guard.

The bodies were recovered less than a mile off-shore. Both were found wearing life jackets. Bourbeau said there were no signs of trauma on the bodies. Officials are still trying to find the canoe

The couple owned a vacation home on the bay, which is about halfway between Bar Harbor and Eastport.

The Coast Guard sent a 47-foot boat to the scene after the discovery of Roy Carlile’s body and searched overnight for his wife. A Coast Guard helicopter had searched earlier and returned Sunday morning with the Maine Marine Patrol.

Chandler Bay is about four miles from Jonesport. The bay is between Jonesport and Roque Island.

Maine State Police are investigating the incident.

The state medical examiner’s office is scheduled to perform autopsies on the bodies.

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