Coast Guard investigates death of mariner in Hurricane Sound, Maine

1st Coast Guard District News
VINALHAVEN, MAINE- The Coast Guard is investigating the death of a mariner discovered in the water alongside his unmanned fishing boat in Hurricane Sound.

At 1:43pm, Coast Guard Station Rockland received a report from a Good Samaritan aboard a lobster boat who had discovered the incident. Coast Guard Station Rockland immediately launched a Response Boat Small. Maine Marine Patrol diverted two vessels already underway.

Maine Marine Patrol transferred the person to emergency medical personnel in Carvers Harbor who pronounced him deceased. The Coast Guard confirmed that he was the only person in the water, and has the lead on the investigation into the cause of the incident. The vessel is safely moored in Carvers Harbor.

“This is a heartbreaking incident in this community. We want to find out exactly what happened, so we can prevent a similar tragedy from occuring again. Remember to wear a lifejacket if you are on the water by yourself” said Lt. Scott McCann, from Coast Guard Sector Northern New England.

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