Coast Guard suspends the search for a missing adult and three children off Maine Coast

By News Staff


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KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — 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 spokesman 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 (19 kilometers) 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 (1,370 square kilometers).