Friday, 19 May 2017 10:20

Search continues for midcoast man missing for 6 days Featured

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BRUNSWICK (WGME) - Crews are still searching for a midcoast man after he fell off his boat nearly a week ago.

From the air to the water, search crews cover every inch of the Androscoggin, searching for Stephen Wines.


Wines father-in-law William Cave said "They went up as far as the old bridge and they're working sonar. They're not giving up and that's with the best part is."


Wines went missing on Friday after marine patrol said he lost consciousness and fell off the boat he and his brother were fishing on. They said his brother tried to save him but couldn't hold on to his body before rescuers spotted them.


Cave said "They heard people yelling help help help but by the time they got down here the boat was going in circles."


Wines' friends and family have been out on the water every day in their own boats helping with the search and have been urging everyone to be safe on the river and to travel in groups. So no one ends up in the same position as Stephen who leaves behind a fiance and young daughter


"Seven months old. She's never going to see your father again and we want to make sure people are aware of what's going on." stated Caves.