Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing lobsterman off Jonesport, Maine

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer Andrew Barresi

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer Andrew Barresi

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a person in the water Tuesday near Doyle Island, Maine.

A good Samaritan reported to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England that he saw a person falling into the water from a 20-foot commercial lobster boat operating in the vicinity of Doyle Island.

A 29-foot Response Boat-Small II crew from Coast Guard Station Jonesport  is searching, along with a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter air crews from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod.

A boat crew from Maine Marine Patrol and Maine State Police divers are assisting with the search.

Mariners are advised to exercise caution when operating in the area.

Anyone with information about the case should contact the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Command Center at 207-767-0303.

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