Coast Guard suspends search for Lubec man

PORTLAND, Maine – The Coast Guard suspended its search today at 11:05 a.m., for Logan Preston, one of two people aboard the fishing vessel All American, which went down Wednesday in Cobscook Bay near Eastport, Maine.

Rescue crews started searching for the 19-year-old Lubec native after the crew of the fishing vessel Perfect Choice reported by radio to Coast Guard Station Eastport that they observed a debris field in Johnson Harbor that contained a survival suit and what appeared to be a submerged boat.

The body of Loren W. Lank, also from Lubec, was recovered by the Maine Marine Patrol at 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, near a debris field about two miles west of Eastport, Maine, in Johnson Harbor.

“Unfortunately our search efforts did not lead to rescue and recovery, and for maritime guardians, like the Coast Guard, that is frustrating,” said Capt. James McPherson, commander of Coast Guard Sector Northern New England. “Our sincere condolences go out to these two families, who share a long history of fishing, for their sad losses.”

Coast Guard and Maine Marine Patrol crews logged 1,488 miles during the search for Preston.

“The extreme cold water temperature of 37 degrees and four knots of tidal currents created difficult obstacles, but we are extremely grateful to our maritime partners, particularly the Maine Marine Patrol and Maine State Police divers, who performed superbly under these conditions,” said McPherson.

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