Two escape injury in boating accident

GOULDSBORO — Two men escaped injury Tuesday after their 16-foot aluminum canoe overturned on Jones Pond.

“They were just a little cold,” said Gouldsboro Fire Chief Tate McLean after the men had been rescued then checked over at the scene by first responders from Schoodic EMS.

McLean said the men’s wives, who saw the incident from the shore, called authorities at 2:28 p.m. While rescuers were en route, another person rowed a boat out to the two men. The men were able to hang on to the side of the boat until rescued by crews in a Fire Department rescue boat.

The men, who are from out of state, told rescuers they had life jackets, but they weren’t wearing them and none were located in the water, said McLean, who did not identify them.

Also responding were the Maine Warden Service, Maine Marine Patrol and the Gouldsboro Police Department.

Johanna S. Billings

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Johanna S. Billings covers eastern Hancock County and western Washington County. An avid photographer, she lives in Steuben with her husband and several cats. She welcomes tips and story ideas. Email her at [email protected]

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