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UPDATE: the Maine Marine Patrol is identifying the man whose body was recovered from the Medomak River yesterday morning as James Guptill, 34 of Waldoboro.

ORIGINAL STORY: June 8, 2021

The Maine Marine Patrol recovered the body of a fisherman from the water this morning at 6:30am, June 8, near Johnson Island in the Medomak River.

The identity of the fisherman is being withheld pending notification of family members.

According the Marine Patrol, the search began last night at approximately 9:00 pm after the fisherman’s boat, a 16-foot skiff with an outboard motor, was found by other local fishermen, aground and unoccupied near Havener Point.

Marine Patrol along with the US Coast Guard and local first responders searched the river near the unoccupied boat, along the nearby shore, and from the air with a Coast Guard helicopter. The search was suspended at 1:30 a.m. and resumed this morning at 4:00 a.m. with the addition of the Marine Patrol plane.

The man’s body has been transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

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