June 2, 2007
BOSTON – The Coast Guard and National Park Service Rangers attempted
to rescue a person in the water on the ocean side of Acadia National
Park, Maine around 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Coast Guard Station Southwest Harbor received a cell phone call about
2:27 p.m. from a person reporting a female had fallen into the water in
a rocky area of Schoodic Point.
The U.S. National Park Service rangers responded on-shore. The crew
of a 41-foot utility boat from Coast Guard Station Southwest Harbor
arrived on-scene about 2:45 p.m. The 56-year old female was recovered by
the crew of the utility boat and commenced CPR around 2:50 p.m.
Faith M. Wise, a native of Trufant, Mich., was transferred to EMS at
Winter Harbor around 3:15 p.m. and was later pronounced dead.
The cause of the accident is under investigation by the U.S. National Park Service.