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Rockport Drowning 

A prominent Boston surgeon has drowned in

Maine after the dinghy he was in capsized in 48-degree waters.

The Coast Guard said Dr. Erwin Hirsch of Marblehead, Mass., was

unconscious when he was pulled from the water Friday afternoon.

A spokeswoman for Boston Medical Center said Friday night that

Hirsch was the hospital’s chief of trauma surgery.

Maria Pantages said &quot:the staff is very shocked and very

saddened by this news.&quot:

The Coast Guard said it got a call about 3 p.m. that two people

were in the water after capsizing while rowing to a moored boat in

Rockport harbor. Another boater rescued the other person.

According to the Coast Guard, Hirsch was later pronounced dead

at Penobscot Bay Medical Center.