CAPE ELIZABETH – A passenger from a canoe headed for Richmond Island was rescued tonight, said Steve Young, Cape Elizabeth’s deputy fire chief.

The canoe left from Kettle Cove with three passengers heading for the island where a group was camping out. However, witnesses saw it head in another direction, Young said.

The paddlers made it to Richmond Island on their own, but only after the U.S. Coast Guard, the Marine Patrol, a rescue unit from Scarborough and the Cape Elizabeth WET Team responded, Young said.

The WET team took one paddler who was cold and wet off the island, he said.

“It had a good ending. The WET team was in the water under 10 minutes from the time we got the call,” Young said.