Tragedy At Acadia
Many Mainers felt little from the passing of Hurricane Bill some 300 miles to our southeast, but one visiting family fell victim to the storm's wrath Sunday when they were sucked out to sea by a massive wave at Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park. A man and a woman, believed to be tourists from New York, were rescued by a Coast Guard crew but their seven-year-old daughter had no vital signs when she was pulled from the water. The wave was the result of astronomical high tides and a significant storm surge that the hurricane kicked up along the Maine coast. The dangers of the strong surge and large waves were deceptive on Sunday, since the hurricane did not bring the strong winds that might alert visitors to the dangers associated with the passing of such a storm.
Read more at the Portland Press Herald.