WALDOBORO — The body of a 34-year-old fisherman was recovered Tuesday following an all-night search by federal, state and local crews in the waters off Waldoboro.

The U.S. Coast Guard public affairs office in Boston reported that the man’s body was recovered by the Maine Marine Patrol at about 6:45 a.m. The body was found about a half mile from where an empty skiff was found Monday evening.

Maine Department of Marine Resources spokesman Jeff Nichols said the search was along the Medomak River where the boat was found aground with no one aboard.

The body was taken to the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta for an autopsy. The name of the deceased is being withheld until family members are notified.

The Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor received a call at 9:15 p.m. Monday from local public safety dispatch about a man reported missing. The man had gone out in a 15-foot skiff, and the skiff was later found without anyone aboard.

The man had not been wearing a life jacket, the Coast Guard said.

The Maine Marine Patrol, Waldoboro and Friendship fire departments, and local fishermen were involved in the search.

A helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod also helped search, along with Coast Guard vessels.

Waldoboro Fire Chief Paul Smeltzer said the Waldoboro Fire Department assisted the Marine Patrol in a search of the shoreline.

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