Canoe tragedy at Jonesport



JONESPORT — The two bodies recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard over the weekend with assistance from the Maine Marine Patrol have been identified as Roy Carlile, age 58, and his wife Judith Carlile, age 53, of Warrington, Pa.

Late Saturday morning, the Coast Guard recovered the body of Roy Carlile entangled in lobster gear near Sandy River Beach, Jonesport. The body was reported by a lobsterman.

Members from Coast Guard Station Jonesport and Air Station Cape Cod, with officers from the Maine Marine Patrol, responded to the scene to assist in the search for the second person, identified as Judith Carlile. Her body was recovered Sunday morning by the Coast Guard at approximately 5:50 a.m. north of Roque Island at the heads of Chandler and Englishman bays.

Both individuals were found wearing lifejackets. A green canoe they were reportedly using on Friday night is missing. The Marine Patrol has conducted patrols in the area in an attempt to locate the missing canoe.

According to the Marine Patrol, the two own a camp in Jonesport.

Both bodies have been released to the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office for confirmation of cause of death.

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