- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 25, 2013

A pregnant Maine woman and her friend were rescued Tuesday after getting lost in the woods, but died later that evening after they accidentally drove their car into the ocean in the nighttime fog, The Associated Press reported.

Amy Stiner, 37, and Melissa Moyer, 38, of Pennsylvania, presumably drowned when Miss Stiner drove her minivan down a boat ramp at the end of a dead-end road, Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith told the AP.

It is not known how far Ms. Stiner was into her pregnancy.

“They called on the phone that they were in the water, and the car was filling up. Then the phone went dead,” Sheriff Smith said. “An hour later, the deputies found the car.”

A diver found the vehicle about 175 feet off the boat ramp, the women and a dog inside with the doors closed and the windows up, the AP reported.

“It appears they went the wrong direction and drove off the ramp,” he said. “If you don’t know the area, in the fog and rain, it wouldn’t be a difficult thing to do.”

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