Good Samaritan, Coast Guard rescue 2 fishermen near Pembroke, Maine

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki

BOSTON — The crew of the fishing boat Alex Shea rescued two fishermen Tuesday afternoon after the fishing boat Born Again began sinking on Cobscook Bay near Pembroke, Maine.

At around 11:54 a.m. the captain of Alex Shea issued a distress call after witnessing the Born Again sinking.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew launched from Coast Guard Station Eastport to assist.

The crew of the Alex Shea pulled the two scallop fishermen from the water and transferred them to the Station Eastport rescue boat.

The Coast Guard crew brought the two fishermen to Eastport at around 12:33 p.m. where EMS was waiting.

The fishermen were reported to be hypothermic but responsive.

The water temperature was 39 degrees at the time.

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