Coast Guard Suspends Search For Man And Children Off Maine Coast

Oct 6, 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man and three children who were reported to be in the water off the Maine coast.

A spokesperson said the search was suspended at 8:21 a.m. Sunday pending further developments. Lt. Matthew Odom said searchers found no sign of a capsized boat, debris or people. He also said no one contacted authorities to report the group missing.

The Coast Guard says a man reported that he was with three children in a 14-foot boat that capsized Saturday 12 miles off Kennebunkport.

He said they were in the water with life jackets.

The Coast Guard sprang into action with boats, a helicopter and an airplane. The search area covered about 530 square miles.