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5:29 AM, Jul 25, 2013   |    comments
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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, 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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