U.S. Coast Guard officials responded Wednesday to reports that a pier collapsed into the water off Georgetown, a Sagadahoc County town east of Brunswick.
Lt. Scott McCann with the Coast Guard office in South Portland said a team was dispatched to the Bay Point peninsula of Georgetown to make sure no one was injured and to make sure the collapse didn’t result in any environmental risks.
McCann said crews quickly realized that there was no need for a search-and-rescue operation but said the Coast Guard would work with Maine Department of Environmental Protection officials to test the water for pollution.
“At this point, we have no reason to believe there is any,” he said.
McCann said the pier is private, not public, and he declined to identify the homeowner. He said he didn’t know what caused the wooden pier to collapse but said collapses like this do not happen often.