Maine Game Warden Divers recovered the body of a missing 31-year-old Vinalhaven man earlier today, Oct. 18.
Owen Adair, age 31 of Vinalhaven, was last seen by his family on Thursday, Oct. 13. His family reported him missing yesterday after finding his ATV near Folly Pond in Vinalhaven, and then finding his boots and an aluminum canoe with some of his personal items in it along the pond shoreline.
The Maine Warden Service dive team began searching Folly Pond early this morning with a camera-equipped submersible ROV (remotely operated vehicle), and located a body with the ROV late this morning. Warden Service divers then recovered Adair in about ten feet of water at approximately 12:15 this afternoon.
Adair was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta, where he will be examined by the M.E. The Maine Warden Service was assisted by Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Vinalhaven Fire and Rescue, and the Vinalhaven Water District in the search and recovery.