U.S. Coast Guard asks for help in locating mayday caller off Mt. Desert Island

11:14 AM, May 7, 2013   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Coast Guard is asking for help in identifying a mariner in distress who made a mayday call off Mount Desert Island.

Coast Guard officials in Portland received a call at 7:43 p.m. Monday from a male who gave his position, but did not provide the nature of his distress or the name of the vessel.

The Coast Guard launched a boat and searched throughout the night for a vessel in distress.

Severe fog hampered search efforts throughout the night. With clearing fog in the morning, the search was expected to continue.

The Coast Guard Northern New England Command Center number is 207-767-0303.

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