HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) – Authorities have released the identity of a lobsterman who died after falling overboard Wednesday.

Jim Tippett, 30, of Portsmouth, was setting traps from the fishing boat Virginia Ann when he got tangled in the netting and fell overboard about two miles off the coast of Hampton.

New Hampshire Fish and Game and New Hampshire Marine Patrol officers who responded to the distress call tried CPR, and a Coast Guard helicopter from Cape Cod, which was in the area for training, took Tippett to shore, but he could not be revived.

The other man on board, Robert McDonough, 76, made it safely back.


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