Good Samaritans, Coast Guard rescue two fishermen near Pembroke

ELLSWORTH — The crew of the fishing boat Alex Shea rescued two fishermen Tuesday afternoon after their fishing boat, Born Again, began to sink near Pembroke on Cobscook Bay.

At about 11:54 a.m., the captain of the Alex Shea issued a distress call after seeing the Born Again sinking.

The Coast Guard launched a 45-foot rescue boat and crew from Eastport to assist.

The crew of the Alex Shea pulled the two scallop fishermen from the water and transferred them to the Station Eastport rescue boat.

The Coast Guard crew brought the two fishermen to Eastport at around 12:33 p.m., where emergency first responders were waiting. The fishermen were reported to be hypothermic but responsive.

The water temperature in Cobscook Bay was 39 degrees Fahrenheit at the time

Stephen Rappaport

Stephen Rappaport

Waterfront Editor at The Ellsworth American
Stephen Rappaport has lived in Maine for nearly 30 years. A lifelong sailor, he spends as much time as possible messing about in boats. [email protected]

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