Bangor, Maine News Update: September 27, 2018
A duck hunter who spent twelve hours standing on top of his overturned boat in waist deep water was rescued by the Warden Service. Officials say the man’s boat got stuck in the mud and all the muck and vegetation prevented him from swimming to shore. Bruce Thibodeau was found after his wife notified authorities that he was overdue from a hunting trip in Staceyville.
Officials at Eastern Maine Medical Center say a camera was found in one of the staff bathrooms at the Bangor hospital. A spokesperson told WABI-TV that the person suspected of placing the camera has been suspended from accessing the facility and the police have been notified. They don’t think any patients were filmed and so far, no charges have been filed.
Ellsworth’s old Ticonic firehouse and barn have been saved from demolition by a group of citizens who want to see it preserved. They gathered enough signatures to stop the destruction of the buildings owned by the Webber Group. The issue will go before the board of appeals next month.
Health officials are encouraging residents to get their flu shots after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed this week that 80 thousand people, nationwide, died from the flu last year. The statistic staggered health officials, who had previously considered 56 thousand its worst year. While the vaccine doesn’t work on all strains of the flu, it can make illnesses less severe.
Pets and their humans are invited to walk the Bangor waterfront this Saturday in the 25th annual Paws on Parade, to help raise money for the Bangor Humane Society. Find more information on the Bangor Humane Society's website.