Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sometimes the Guy With the Scythe...

...just won't take no for an answer:

Two women who were rescued Tuesday evening on the Maine coast after getting lost while hiking died a short time later when they accidentally drove into an ocean cove amid fog and rain.

Amy Stiner, 37, of Machias, Maine, who was five months pregnant, and her friend Melissa Moyer, 38, of Sunbury, Pa., were found inside Stiner's Dodge minivan about 10 p.m., Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith told the Associated Press. A dog inside died.

Smith said Stiner drove down a boat ramp at the end of a dead-end road about an hour earlier and into Pond Cove, which empties into Englishman Bay. It was foggy and raining heavily at the time.

"They called on the phone that they were in the water and the car was filling up. Then the phone went dead," Smith said.


Old NFO said...

Saved me from posting that... And yeah, Darwin WON on that one... But it makes NO sense that they stayed in the car!

Bob said...

@Old NFO: No, it doesn't, but I guess that the girls panicked, being underwater in pitch blackness. It might be that they had not seen any videos or read advice on how to escape a sinking vehicle. Or, perhaps, they were pinned by equipment.

Rev. Paul said...

Agree with your original assessment, Bob: when it's your time, it's your time.