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JONESPORT, Maine — A 50-year-old Addison commercial lobsterman was rescued by the Coast Guard after his boat got tangled in a mooring line Sunday morning.

The man, whose name was not released, was attempting to bring the "Just N Time" to Sawyer Cove to secure it during the storm, when the propeller became tangled in the ropes, Petty Officer Calobe Gandy said late Sunday morning.

When waves began crashing over the stern and the boat began to flood, the man donned his survival suit and radioed for help at about 8:25 a.m. Sunday.

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