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Maine spectators swept to sea by wave are rescued

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - The Coast Guard says three people were rescued at Acadia National Park in Maine and no others are believed to be missing after a large wave washed over a crowd watching the surf.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Sansoucie says about 20 people were swept into the ocean and 17 of them got out on their own. He says 10 of them were hospitalized, and the man, woman and 7-year-old girl who didn't make it back to shore on their own were rescued by a 47-foot Coast Guard vessel.

The Coast Guard says the girl was unresponsive, the woman appeared to have a broken leg and the man had a previous heart condition that appeared to be acting up.

The National Hurricane Center says the center of the hurricane was about 400 miles west-southwest of Newfoundland late Sunday afternoon.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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