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Officials ID Body of Fisherman Found in Water

Jeremy Philbrook, 36, was found dead off Vinalhaven Island alongside his empty lobster boat

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    Officials ID Body of Fisherman Found in Water
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    VINALHAVEN, Maine (AP) - Officials have identified the fisherman found in the water alongside his empty lobster boat off Vinalhaven Island.

    The Maine Marine Patrol says 36-year-old Jeremy Philbrook of Vinalhaven is believed to have fallen overboard and drowned.

    A boater discovered his body Wednesday afternoon in Hurricane Sound. A Maine Marine Patrol vessel transferred the victim to emergency medical personnel, who pronounced him deceased.

    Coast Guard Lt. Scott McCann said the case underscores the importance of wearing a lifejacket, especially those like Philbrook when alone on the water.

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