Body found in Maine waters, search on for 2nd man

Posted April 14, 2010, at 2:04 p.m.

STEUBEN, Maine — Officials say a man’s body has been recovered and a search effort launched for his brother after a small boat was found capsized in waters off eastern Maine.

The Coast Guard said a fisherman discovered an overturned skiff Wednesday morning off Steuben.

Maine Marine Patrol Lt. Alan Talbot said family members told officers that 43-year-old Jack Jellison and his brother, 44-year-old Alton Jellison, of Milbridge, had used the boat Saturday for a trip to a nearby island. Talbot said the brothers are fishermen but were going to the island for fun.

Officials said a body, believed to be that of one of the brothers, was discovered Wednesday on the shore of the island. State and federal agencies launched a search of the waters and the island for the other brother.

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