Fisherman Dies After Falling into Portland Harbor

A 51-year-old commercial fisherman died after falling into the waters of Portland Harbor on Wednesday, January 15.

According to the Portland Press Herald, crew of a nearby Coast Guard Cutter witnessed the accident as the fishing vessel was tied up at the Portland Fish Pier. Coast Guard crewmembers immediately launched a small boat and pulled the man from the water, but he was pronounced dead a short time later at a local hospital.