Coast Guard crews locate fisherman unresponsive near Boothbay Harbor

1st Coast Guard District NewsBOSTON — Coast Guard crews responded to reports of a distressed 77-year-old fisherman near Boothbay Harbor, Maine, Sunday.

Coast Guard and Maine Marine Patrol crews, along with several good Samaritans, responded to a call issued by another fishing vessel captain at approximately 1 p.m.

Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders received notification that the 32-foot fishing vessel Sea Foam was found abandoned south of Spruce Point in Linekin Bay.

Two rescue boat crews from Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor, and an MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, responded immediately.

The helicopter crew located the fisherman unresponsive at 3:15 p.m. one mile south of Squirrel Island. Coast Guard and Maine Marine Patrol boat crews transferred the fisherman to Station Boothbay Harbor where emergency medical crews were waiting.

“There was a great amount of collective effort involved from the outset and included both rescue crews and many local good Samaritans,” said Capt. Christopher Roberge, commander of Sector Northern New England. “Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”

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