Maine Game Wardens Searching for Man on Swan Lake, Swanville
The Maine Warden Service dive team is searching for yet another suspected drowning victim.
Forty-one-year-old Christopher Friedrich, originally from Oregon, was reported missing by his girlfriend late Tuesday afternoon. He had been camping in Swan Lake State Park, just north of Belfast.
A local camp owner found an overturned kayak in the lake on Sunday which was later traced to Friedrich. Wardens say the man's vehicle was found parked at the Swanville boat launch. His family said they last heard from him on Saturday evening.
Five people have died in Maine this week as a result of drowning
The Maine Marine Patrol has identified a fisherman whose body was recovered from the Medomak River early Tuesday morning.
The body of 34-year-old James Guptill of Waldoboro was found near Johnson Island.
According the Marine Patrol, a search began Monday night 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.
Guptill was the fourth person to drown in Maine in a two day span.
A Sheriff’s Deputy pulled a drowning girl from the Androscoggin River in Greene Monday evening.
Police said the 13-year-old Lewiston girl was cooling off with friends and family when she went under.
A deputy happened to be on patrol nearby and pulled the girl from the water and performed CPR until paramedics arrived.
She was flown by LifeFlight to Maine Medical Center in Portland.
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The bodies of two young men who drowned in Messalonskee Lake in Kennebec County have been recovered.
The Maine Warden Service reports the body of one of the men was found around 8:15 this morning in 35 feet of water.
The other body was found a short time later about 200 feet away. Wardens say 21-year-old Brandon Breton of Vassalboro and 19-year-old Joseph Mayo of Rome, Maine were swimming with two other friends off a pontoon boat Monday afternoon when a strong gust of wind pushed the boat away from them.
Two of the men managed to swim to the drifting boat but Breton and Mayo went under and never resurfaced.
38-year-old Abiodun Jerry Roland Olubi of South Portland on Sunday after he fell into the Saco River in Buxton (from the AP)