WINTER HARBOR — A lobsterman who suffered health problems but recovered in time to set his traps this season died Wednesday afternoon when two lobster boats slammed into each other off Schoodic Point, officials said.

Frank Jordan was owner of the 34-foot Linda Diane, which sank Wednesday afternoon in 85 feet of water off after a collision with the 43-foot Master Simon, said Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Christopher Wheeler.

The Coast Guard was alerted at 1:53 p.m. by the crew of the Master Simon, which recovered Jordan’s body as well as his injured crewman from the water and brought them ashore. The crewman who survived was taken to Ellsworth Memorial Hospital with a head injury, the Coast Guard said.

The two lobster boats had been alongside each other – close enough for crew members to talk to each other – before the boats went in different directions, said Harbor Master Wesley Shaw. It’s unclear why they later collided, Shaw said.

The Coast Guard is taking the lead in the investigation.

The collision comes amid ongoing territorial feuds among lobstermen. But there’s nothing to indicate this was anything other than a tragic accident, Wheeler and Shaw said.

Jordan was a longtime lobstermen who was active in the Winter Harbor community. He had suffered a heart attack last fall and put his boat up for sale, but felt good enough after receiving a pacemaker to continue fishing for another season, Shaw said.