[UPDATE] One Of Three Missing Boaters In Aroostook County Confirmed Dead
Game wardens have recovered the body of one of three boaters who went missing after their watercraft capsized in windy conditions Tuesday afternoon on Square Lake, just east of Eagle Lake in Aroostook County.
Maine Warden Service spokesman Corporal John MacDonald said Wednesday that four men from Fort Fairfield were on the boat, and game wardens believe only one of them was wearing a life jacket.
The boat began to take on water at about 4:00 p.m., and the men clung to the watercraft until it was dark. The three men believed to not be wearing life jackets went missing.
The Maine Warden Service Dive Team and a warden service aircraft spent Wednesday searching for the men.
The body of one of those men, Martin Chambers, 56, was recovered Wednesday afternoon in shallow water between Salmon Point and Goddard Cove, MacDonald said.
The man who was wearing a life jacket, Charles Guimond, 23, also of Fort Fairfield, made it to shore and was found alive at daybreak Wednesday by game wardens.
The other two boaters remain missing and have been identified as Eric Sherwood, 43, and Mark Chambers, 51. MacDonald said game wardens do not believe Sherwood and Chambers survived the cold water temperatures and 4-foot, wind-driven waves.
The incident brings the number of 2017 boating-related fatalities in Maine to 10.