PORTLAND, Maine — Maine State Police have identified the man found dead on Long Island on Wednesday morning as 59-year-old Steven Michael Hanson, Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said .

Hanson, a lobsterman, was found outside his Long Island house by two men who were walking on the island, which is off Portland, McCausland said.

McCausland said the death is “unexplained” and that a team of detectives was taken to the island in a Portland fire boat.

Hanson’s body has been taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Augusta, where an autopsy will take place on Thursday.

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