Father and Son Rescued

Updated 6 years ago

A father and son have been rescued after their 40-foot lobster boat caught fire and sank 20 miles off Mount Desert Island.

The Coast Guard says it got a phone call from a family friend Tuesday morning reporting that David and Ryan Graves had abandoned their boat, favoring a life raft, near Mount Desert Rock.

The Graves’ boat sank around 9 am, but they floated in the life raft for about two hours before getting a cell phone signal to call for help.

A Coast Guard vessel located the life raft in foggy conditions shortly before 2 o’clcok Tuesday afternoon, and brought the Graves to safety.

No injuries were reported.


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