Coast Guard Searching For Lobsterman In Waters Off Jonesport
UPDATE: The body of Scott Chandler, 51, of Jonesport was recovered Tuesday afternoon off the coast.
The U.S. Coast Guard, Maine State Police, Maine Marine Patrol and others are currently searching the waters by Doyle Island for a fisherman who fell overboard around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday.
The Coast Guard released the information via Twitter around 11:30 a.m.
According to a news release, a good Samaritan told Coast Guard he saw a person falling into the water from a 20-foot commercial lobster boat operating in the vicinity of Doyle Island.
The search team includes 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.
No further information has been released, other than the lobsterman had fallen off his boat.