Maine lobsterman rescued after falling overboard

02/13/2014 — Leave a comment

Devin Pesce got tangled in rope, pulled overboard

HARPSWELL, Maine — A 19-year-old lobsterman dragged overboard into the frigid ocean waters off York County is alive and expected to survive thanks to his dad and another crew member.

Devin Pesce of Lisbon Falls was pulled into the water Wednesday morning when his ankle got tangled in rope as the crew was dropping traps.

Lucky Oppedisano, who was on the boat along with Pesce’s father, Dan, tells the Portland Press Herald the teen was under for several minutes before he was pulled back aboard. The Coast Guard said the water temperature was about 38 degrees.

Oppedisano says Devin Pesce wasn’t breathing, but he and Dan Pesce, the boat’s owner and captain, administred CPR until the teen revived.

They then headed to shore. Devin Pesce is in the hospital in serious condition.

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