Search and rescue efforts continue for missing boater in Androscoggin River

Brunswick Boat Rescue 5/13/2017

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) First responders in Brunswick began a search and rescue effort in the Androscoggin River after two people were reported seen in the water.

According to police, two people fell off of their boat and into the Androscoggin River at Bay Bridge Landing.
 
William Wines of Bailey Island made it to shore and was taken to the hospital.
 
However - crews are still searching for his brother, 27-year-old Stephen Wines.
 
A small boat was located - and officials say there were life vests on board, but it doesn't appear that either man was wearing a life vest at the time of the incident.
 
Life Flight has provided aerial assist with a helicopter to help locate the missing man.
 
Crews halted the search after some hours on Friday night, but The Marine Patrol along with Brunswick Police Department and the State Police/Marine Patrol Dive Team are continuing the search today, focusing their efforts near Bay Bridge Landing. 

© 2017 WCSH-TV


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