December 29, 2013

Abandoned rowboat found off Cape Elizabeth

A Coast Guard search plane is looking for floating debris and other signs of a possible mishap.

By Beth Quimby
Staff Writer

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the area where an abandoned rowboat was found Sunday morning about 50 miles southeast of Cape Elizabeth.

The boat was spotted Sunday morning by a crew operating National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration airplane.

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Kurt Hein said a Coast Guard plane was dispatched at about 10 a.m. to search the area for any signs of distress, such as floating debris.

“We want to get a better look,” said Hein.

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