Coast Guard rescues overdue lobsterman

BOSTON – The Coast Guard rescued a 50-year-old lobsterman Monday after his boat became disabled and adrift in Broad Cove, Maine.

Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor received phone calls from the man’s father and friend after he did not return from his fishing trip when expected.

A 47-foot and 25-foot boat crew from Station Boothbay Harbor and two boats from the Maine Marine Patrol searched the area and found the man aboard the 24-foot lobster boat.

He was reported as not injured and the 25-foot boat crew is towing his boat to Thomaston, Maine.

“This is a great example of why it’s important to tell a friend or loved one where you are going and when you are expected to return,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Sperry from Coast Guard Sector Northern New England. “We would also like to thank the MMP for their assistance with this case.”

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