2 Maine hikers rescued but drive to ocean deaths

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Associated Press

Posted on July 24, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 24 at 2:04 PM

ROQUE BLUFFS, Maine (AP) — Authorities say two women who got lost while hiking in a Maine state park died when their car was driven into the ocean shortly after their rescue.

Thirty-seven-year-old Amy Stiner, of Machias (muh-CHY'-us), and 38-year-old Melissa Moyer, of Sunbury, Pa., were killed Tuesday night when they drove their car into the ocean after driving the wrong way down a road. The county sheriff says Stiner was five months pregnant.

Officials say the women became lost while hiking near Roque Bluffs State Park. A landowner found them and gave them a ride to a home. Authorities later took them to their car.

A short time later, the women called to say they had driven their vehicle into the water — and then the phone went dead. The car was found underwater.

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