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

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

A Coast Guard 29-foot response boat from Station Boston navigates Boston Harbor during Sail Boston 2017 on Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Coast Guard provided the security along with partner agencies for Sail Boston 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter fly over Newport, Rhode Island, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. The aircraft flew over Coast Guard Cutter Eagle as part of the opening of the Volvo Ocean Race village. (U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Andrew Barresi)

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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 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 crew from Coast Guard Station Jonesport is searching, along with a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter air crews from 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.