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Lobsterman in Maine

Lobsterman in MaineHARPSWELL, Maine — A 90-year-old Great Island lobsterman swam from his sinking boat to a small island Friday night before being rescued by his son-in-law. Phillip Tuttle was home Monday afternoon recovering from cuts and scrapes suffered in the ordeal, according to his daughter-in-law Verian Tuttle. “He’s a pretty stubborn, feisty Mainer,” she said Monday. Tuttle left his home late Friday afternoon after leaving his wife a note that he was heading out to check a trap and would be right back, Verian Tuttle said. But when he didn’t return in time for dinner, they knew something was wrong. Tuttle’s 26-foot-lobster boat, Queen Tut, had run aground off Gun Point sometime between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m., according to Jeff Nichols of the Maine Department of Marine Resources. “He’s very sharp — he really is — and he definitely was trying to find something to float on,” his daughter-in-law said. “He climbed out onto the ledge he hit, the tide was coming in now, so he knew he had to get to shore, and he had to swim about 30 yards. (read more at the Bangor Daily News)

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