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Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing lobsterman off Jonesport, Maine

by U.S. Coast Guard 1st District Northeast 24 Oct 2018 10:18 UTC
A Coast Guard 29-foot response boat from Station Boston navigates Boston Harbor during Sail Boston 2017 on Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Coast Guard provided the security along with partner agencies for Sail Boston 2017 © Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll / U.S. Coast Guard

The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a person in the water Tuesday near Doyle Island, Maine.

A good Samaritan reported to watchstanders at Sector Northern New England that he saw a person falling into the water from a 20-foot commercial lobster boat operating in the vicinity of Doyle Island.

A 29-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Jonesport is searching, along with a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter air crews from Air Station Cape Cod.

A boat crew from Maine Marine Patrol and Maine State Police divers are assisting with the search.

Mariners are advised to exercise caution when operating in the area.

Anyone with information about the case should contact the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Command Center at 207-767-0303.

UPDATE: Coast Guard, local agencies find body of missing lobsterman off Jonesport, Maine

Coast Guard and local agencies recovered the body of the missing lobersterman Tuesday off Doyle Island, Maine.

At approximately 5 p.m., Maine State Police and Maine Warden Service divers recovered the lobsterman about 200 yards west from where he entered the water.

Crews searched 233 square nautical miles. Station Jonesport took lobster boat, Marie Louise II, to their station for further investigation.

Search crews included:

Station Jonesport
Air Station Cape Cod
Cutter Sanibel
Maine Marine Patrol
Maine State Police dive team
Maine Warden Service dive team

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