Coast Guard searching for adult, 3 children off Maine coast


By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: October 5, 2019

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — The U.S. Coast Guard says it is searching for a man and three children off the coast of Maine.

The Coast Guard says a man reported he was with three children on a 14-foot boat that was taking on water late Saturday morning.

Lt. Matthew Odom says the last communication was that they were wearing orange life jackets on the boat.

A Coast Guard helicopter, airplane and cutter are searching about 12 miles off Kennebunkport, along with other agencies.

The search area covers about 530 square miles.

A spokesman says that it's a big area but that there are lots of searchers, including fishermen.

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