Rescue Efforts Continue For ME Woman Missing After Canoe Capsized
Rescue efforts are continuing today after a Maine woman went missing following a canoeing accident.
31-year-old Caitlin Guinta of York, Maine was canoeing Saturday night at Flagstaff Lake along with her brother and her boyfriend. Seacoast Online reports that Guinta's canoe capsized due to rough waters and heavy wind.
The Maine Warden Service has been searching siince Saturday night, and will continue to do so today.
Seacoastonline.com reports that Guinta was seen swimming toward shore after the canoe capsized. The Warden Service has searched that area, as well as 4 miles of shoreline.
A K-9 unit was also brought out, as well as a helicopter, according to the news outlet.
According to Bangordailynews.com, the woman's boyfriend and brother were able to grab lifejackets and swim to shore, along with their dog. They called 911 just before 9pm.
Both men were suffering from hypothermia after being in the water, and then hiking for an hour to get help.
Bangor Daily News is also reporting that divers were brought in and have searched approximately 270-acre area of the lake near where Guinta was last seen.
According to Seacoast Online, the Maine Warden Service has gotten assistance with search efforts from "Maine State Police, Maine Forest Service, U.S. Border Patrol, Franklin County Search and Rescue, Maine Association for Search and Rescue Dogs, New Portland Fire Department and North Star Ambulance Service."
We are praying for Caitlin's safe return!