Body of Lobsterman Recovered Off Jonesport, Maine

The Maine Marine Patrol reported that the body of Scott Chandler, 51, of West Jonesport was recovered at 5:10 pm on Tuesday by divers taking part in a search near Doyle Island, west of Hopkins Point in Jonesport.

Chandler was seen falling off his 20-foot lobster boat near the island at approximately 9:20 a.m. by commercial seaweed harvesters in the area who reported the incident.

The search involved members of the Maine Marine Patrol, the Maine State Police/Marine Patrol dive team, members of the Warden Service Dive Team, US Coast Guard boats, helicopter and plane.

The circumstances around how Chandler fell into the water remain under investigation by the Marine Patrol and Coast Guard.