One person is dead and the Coast Guard, Maine Marine Patrol and area fishermen are searching for another who is missing after a boat apparently capsized near Steuben in Washington County today.

The search is being conducted near Bois Bubert Island, which is in neighboring Milbridge, where an overturned skiff and debris field was discovered this morning at about 11:30 a.m., according to a Coast Guard statement.

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.

The Coast Guard sent a Jayhawk helicopter and a 27-foot boat from the Jonesport station to join the search, the agency said.

Water temperature was 41 degrees, winds at 11 miles per hour and swells of about two feet.

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