GEORGETOWN —  A lobsterman, a doctor and two nurses in the right place at the right time helped save an 85-year-old man who fell from his jet ski Georgetown late Saturday morning.

Richard Russell, 85, of West Gardiner was listed in critical condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland as of Sunday afternoon, according to a hospital spokesperson.

According to the Maine Department of Marine Resources, Russell fell off his jet ski near MacMahan Island at approximately 11:30 a.m. Russell was unconscious when he was pulled from the water. He was transported to shore at Robinhood Marina in Georgetown by a lobsterman who witnessed Russell fall into the water.

A nurse who was on a nearby vessel boarded the lobsterman’s boat and performed CPR on Russell. A second nurse and a physician who were nearby also responded and assisted with CPR.

Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office and Georgetown Fire and EMS were on-scene when Russell arrived onshore. He was transported to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick and then to Maine Medical Center.

Marine Patrol is still investigating the accident.

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