Lobster Boat Sinks

Updated 6 years ago

A lobster boat caught fire and sank off the Maine coast, but the lone lobsterman on board jumped overboard in a survival suit and was rescued by another fishing boat.

The Coast Guard said the 35-foot boat, Perry’s Pride III out of South Bristol, caught fire at 9 a.m. Saturday about five miles from Boothbay Harbor.

By the time Coast Guard vessels arrived, another fishing boat had already retrieved the 50-year-old lobsterman from the water.

The Coast Guard then took him ashore, where he was transferred to a Boothbay Harbor hospital.

The Coast Guard says the boat sank in 108 feet of water and that the cause of the fire is under investigation.


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