February 9, 2013

Man gets blown into Portland Harbor

By Scott Dolan sdolan@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

No serious injuries have yet been reported in Maine from the historic blizzard that swept through the state Friday and Saturday. But one man had a close call.

The unidentified man was blown off a waterfront pier shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday into Casco Bay, said Portland Fire Chief Jerome LaMoria, who is also the city’s emergency management director.

The man was quickly pulled from the water and onto the pier at 25 Long Wharf, near DiMillo’s On the Water floating restaurant off Commercial Street, LaMoria said, speaking at a late-morning press conference at the city’s Public Services Offices.

LaMoria could not immediately say what the man was doing on the wharf at 3 a.m. in the middle of the storm.

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