Man rescued off Harpswell coast after boat overturns

Posted Sept. 16, 2012, at 1:12 p.m.

HARPSWELL, Maine — Officials say a California man is in stable condition after overturning his boat in the ocean off Maine.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department says 25-year-old John Alexander Eckhouse of Sherman Oaks, Calif., flipped a 14-foot Boston Whaler in Middle Bay off Harpswell around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities say Eckhouse was near drowning when a fisherman in the area heard his screams for help, rescued him and brought him to shore.

Officials say he was brought to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick suffering from hypothermia.

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