Coast Guard searching for missing mariner in Maine

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine- Coast Guard rescue crews and partner agencies are actively searching today for a missing mariner near Bois Bubert Island in Stueben, Maine.

The Maine Marine Patrol notified the Coast Guard around 11:30 a.m., today about a capsized 12-16 foot skiff and debris field near the island.

The Maine Marine patrol has recovered one body but a second individual is reportedly still missing.

A Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, a 47-foot boat crew from Coast Guard Station Jonesport, the Maine Marine Patrol, the Maine Fish and Game Warden, and local fishing crews are helping with the search.

The water temperature is 41F with winds up to 11 miles per hour and swells around two feet.

“The Coast Guard is actively searching for the second individual and we are working with state partners who are helping in the search,” said Chief Warrant Officer Robert Albert, the command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England. “If anyone has any information to help with the case they should call 207-767-0302.”

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