A 28-year-old lobsterman died after falling overboard Saturday off Jonesport, the Coast Guard said.

Chief Petty Officer Michael Faivre said Coast Guard officials were notified of the incident about 1:50 p.m. Saturday. One of the crew members of the lobster boat Melinda Ann said another crew member had fallen overboard and been pulled back on the vessel, but wasn’t responding to CPR being performed by the third crew member.

A Coast Guard response boat, already underway, was sent to the vessel, Faivre said.

Initially, the decision was made to take the man to shore on the 34-foot Melinda Ann, Faivre said, but that vessel began to overheat and wasn’t making good time.

The man, whose identity wasn’t released Saturday night, was instead transferred to the Coast Guard vessel and taken ashore. Faivre said the Coast Guard crew continued to perform CPR while en route to Jonesport, but a local EMS team who met the Coast Guard at the dock pronounced the man dead.

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