BIDDEFORD – One of the men caught off guard by an incoming tide off Hills Beach in Biddeford Saturday remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday morning at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Matthew Paul, a spokesman for Maine Medical Center, said Jason Brawn, a 46 year-old man from Westbrook, remains hospitalized in the intensive care unit in critical condition. His companion Michael Maiewski, a 32 year-old man from Eliot, was not injured.

People on Hills Beach heard the men yelling for help around 3:15 p.m. Saturday and could see their heads above water. But by the time Keith McManus of Barrington, Rhode Island, could begin motoring out to the men in his inflatable boat, only one man could keep his head above water. Brawn was unconscious when McManus got him aboard his boat.

Another rescuer on a jet-powered personal watercraft towed the boat back to shore where two other people began performing CPR on Brawn. He was transported by a Biddeford ambulance to Southern Maine Healthcare in Biddeford before being transferred to Maine Medical Center.

Brawn’s exact age was unavailable, but firefighters said Brawn and Maiewski appeared to be in their early 30s or early 40s. The men were roughly 200 yards offshore on a sandbar when the tide started coming in.