2 People Found Unresponsive in Ocean After Call for Help Off Maine Coast

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A fishing vessel found two people after a call for help to the U.S. Coast Guard Thursday afternoon off the coast of Maine, the agency said.

The individuals were unresponsive when they were recovered in the water, Coast Guard officials said. They were being transported back to shore for treatment — it wasn't clear what condition they were in.

A search had been underway for the vessel Hayley Ann after the two people on board called for help just before 12:30 p.m., Coast Guard officials told News Center Maine.

A Coast Guard cutter, a fixed-wing aircraft and two helicopters from Air Station Cape Cod had been launched to help in the search, which is about 45 miles southeast of Portland.

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