Three fishermen rescued by Coast Guard, Good Samaritan

8:52 AM, Jan 1, 2011   |    comments
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OWL'S HEAD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The U. S. Coast Guard says a good samaritan helped out in the rescue of three fishermen who had to abandon their ship.

At 8:40 PM Friday, the Coast Guard received a report that the Miss Jill was sinking and three mariners were abandoning ship and boarding their life raft.

The Rockland Coast Guard station dispatched a ship and issued a broadcast asking nearby vessels to assist if they could.

A 30 footer, The Rising Sun, happened to be nearby and plucked the fishermen from their raft.

The Coast Guard credits the rescue to Maine's tight-knit maritime community.

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