Coast Guard finds body of missing lobsterman off Jonesport

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JONESPORT, Maine (WABI) - The U.S. Coast Guard and local agencies have recovered the body of a missing lobersterman.

Courtesy: MGN

Officials say the body of 51-year-old Scott Chandler of West Jonesport was recovered around 5 Tuesday evening.

A good samaritan reported seeing Chandler falling off his 20-foot lobster boat near Doyle Island around 9:30 Tuesday morning.

Coast Guard boats and aircraft searched the waters around Jonesport for most of the day.

Divers from the Marine Patrol and State Police helped with the search.

The circumstances around how Chandler fell into the water remain under investigation.