Body of Fisherman Recovered Near Jonesport

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Jonesport – The body of  Scott Chandler, 51, of West Jonesport was recovered at 5:10 pm today by divers taking part in a search near Doyle Island, west of Hopkins Point in Jonesport.

Chandler was seen falling off his 20-foot lobster boat near the island at approximately 9:20 a.m. this morning by commercial seaweed harvesters in the area who reported the incident.

Today’s search involved members of the Maine Marine Patrol, the Maine State Police/Marine Patrol dive team, members of the Warden Service Dive Team, US Coast Guard boats, helicopter and plane.

Chandler’s body has been transported to a local funeral home.

The circumstances around how Chandler fell into the water remain under investigation by the Marine Patrol and US Coast Guard.