US Coast Guard: Body of lobsterman who fell overboard recovered off Maine coast

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (WHDH) — The U.S. Coast Guard has recovered the body a lobsterman who fell overboard near Doyle Island in Maine on Tuesday.

A good Samaritan called watchstanders at Sector Northern New England to report that he saw a person fall into the water from a 20-foot commercial lobster boat.

A 29-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Jonesport, along with a Coast Guard HC-133 Ocean Sentry and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter assisted in a search for the man.

Mariners were advised to exercise caution while operating in the area.

The man’s name has not been released.

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