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News Release

August 08, 2012

U.S. Coast Guard

Contact: 1st Coast Guard District


Office: (617) 223-8515

Coast Guard rescue crews locate overdue sailor

BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews have located the sailor that was reported overdue from a sailing trip in Casco Bay, Maine Aug. 7, 2012. 

Albert "Kirk" Kelsey's 20-foot pleasure craft Some Fine had ran aground in between Bustin's Island and Mosier's Island and was awaitng a re-float at the next high tide. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod located the man and his vessel at 1:03 a.m. and lowered a rescue swimmer to the vessel and determined Kelsey to be in good condition. 

The Maine Marine Patrol remained on scene until the vessel was able to re-float at the next high tide. The Maine Marine Patrol escorted the vessel back to Freeport, Maine.

"We were able to locate the man and make sure he got back to Freeport, (Maine) safely," said Chris Berry, the operational unit controller at Sector Northern New England. "We would like to encourage boaters to have a VHF radio with them in case of an emergency like this."

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