JONESPORT, Maine — The body of one person has been recovered from Chandler Bay and rescue personnel continue to search Sunday morning for another.

The two people are believed to have gone paddling Friday in a green canoe in the ocean off Jonesport, Lt. Scott McCann of the Coast Guard said Saturday night. After the body of one man was found late Saturday morning, police found parked near the shore a vehicle that the two people are believed to have used to help transport the canoe to the water, McCann said.

The names of the deceased person and of the missing person have not been released.

McCann said that around 11 a.m. Saturday a fisherman found an unresponsive person floating in Chandler Bay about five miles northeast of Jonesport village. A cooler believed to have been taken out in the canoe by the two people was found floating about a mile and half further north in the bay that afternoon, he said.

The canoe has not been found.

McCann said Maine State Police and Marine Patrol assisted Saturday in the investigation and will continue to do so. A neighbor told state police Saturday the two people went out to go canoeing the previous day, he said.

McCann said the Coast Guard planned to search throughout the night. Marine patrol officers and a Coast Guard airplane were expected to join in the search at first light Sunday morning.

Watch for updates.

A news reporter in coastal Maine for more than 20 years, Bill Trotter writes about how the Atlantic Ocean and the state's iconic coastline help to shape the lives of coastal Maine residents and visitors....