Body Of Missing Porter Man Recovered From Plain Pond
The body of a Porter man who was reported missing after he didn’t return from a fishing trip was recovered Thursday afternoon from Plain Pond.
Duane Day Sr., 53, left to go hornpout fishing Wednesday at 6 p.m. and was expected to return home around 9 p.m. After Day didn’t return, his family went to the pond to look for him. They discovered his truck and found his boat capsized in the water, but they were unable to locate the man. He was reported missing just after 9 a.m. on Thursday.
Day’s body was located under the boat by the Maine Warden Service Dive Team at 2 p.m., Cpl. John MacDonald, public relations and information officer for the Maine Warden Service, said in a press release.
MacDonald said the water was heavily obscured by vegetation, making it difficult for divers to locate the man’s body. Game wardens say they don’t know why Day entered the water, and a cause of death is unknown at this time.
His body was taken to Watson, Neal and York Funeral Home in Cornish and was expected to be transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta Thursday for an autopsy.