Mainers Lost in the Fog

These
are a couple friends of mine from Maine – they were in my high school
graduating class. Of course, if you want to hear the full story you can
drop me a line.

Portland: Two boaters get lost in fog, spend night on island

PORTLAND ā€” Two men were found safe Sunday morning after a Coast Guard search in Casco Bay.

Peter
McCarthy, 24, of Cumberland, and Eric Bjorkdahl, 22, of Portland, went
missing around 8 p.m. Saturday aboard a 10-foot inflatable boat. They
had been last seen near French Island and Bustins Island, near South
Freeport, the Coast Guard reported.

The men had apparently become disoriented by thick fog, which reduced the visibility for searchers.

The
Coast Guard dispatched two rescue boats along with the Maine Marine
Patrol, Cape Elizabeth water extrication team, Portland harbormaster,
and a private vessel, Sleeve League II.

The teams searched throughout the night.

McCarthy
and Bjorkdahl apparently spent the night on an island and returned to
the mainland in their boat Sunday morning, then notified officials.

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Author: Rob Goodspeed