STEUBEN, Maine (AP) — Officials say a man’s body has been recovered and a search effort launched for his brother after a small boat was found capsized in waters off eastern Maine.
The Coast Guard said a fisherman discovered an overturned skiff Wednesday morning off Steuben.
Maine Marine Patrol Lt. Alan Talbot said family members told officers that 43-year-old Jack Jellison and his brother, 44-year-old Alton Jellison, of Milbridge, had used the boat Saturday for a trip to a nearby island. Talbot said the brothers are fishermen but were going to the island for fun.
Officials said a body, believed to be that of one of the brothers, was discovered Wednesday on the shore of the island. State and federal agencies launched a search of the waters and the island for the other brother.