Body of Missing Oregon Man Found in Maine Lake
SWANVILLE, Maine (AP) — The body of a missing Oregon man was found in a Maine lake on Monday, June 14 authorities said.
Maine Game Wardens said they located the body of Christopher Friedrich, 41, of Springfield, Oregon, in about 30 feet (9.1 meters) of water about a half mile north of the Swan Lake boat launch in the area of Swanville. A search had been going on for six days previous to the discovery of the body.
Friedrich’s girlfriend first reported him missing on June 8. The warden service said they were able to trace a floating kayak back to Friedrich, whose vehicle was found at the boat launch.
Friedrich had last had contact with family members on June 5.
A 13-year-old Lewiston girl who was pulled from the Androscoggin River in Greene Monday evening, June 7 died.
Police said Isha Ali was cooling off in the river with friends and family in an area known as Cherry Pond when she went under.
Deputy Darian Nadeau of the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office along with some citizens located Isha and brought her to shore where the Deputy started CPR until paramedics arrived.
The Sun Journal reports Isha did not know how to swim and was not wearing a life jacket. She passed away at Maine Medical center in Portland.
The Maine Marine Patrol has identified a fisherman whose body was recovered from the Medomak River early Tuesday morning, June 8.
The body of 34-year-old James Guptill of Waldoboro was found near Johnson Island.
According the Marine Patrol, a search began Monday night, June 7 after Guptill's 16-foot boat was found by other local fishermen, aground and unoccupied.
His body was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office.
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