Good Samaritan, Coast Guard rescue 2 fishermen near Pembroke, Maine

The crew of the fishing boat Alex Shea rescued two fishermen Tuesday afternoon after the fishing boat Born Again began sinking on Cobscook Bay near Pembroke, Maine. At around 11:54 a.m. the captain of Alex Shea issued a distress call after witnessing the Born Again sinking. A Coast Guard 45-foot rescue boat crew launched from Station 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 EMS was waiting. The fishermen were reported to be hypothermic but responsive. –USCG– 17:43

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