Body Recovered From Chemo Pond
The body of a 54-year-old man who failed to surface after jumping in to help a swimmer was recovered from Chemo Pond early Tuesday morning.
WVII-TV reports the person, whose name has not yet been released, was recovered in about 20 feet of water before 2 a.m., by searchers using an underwater ROV device. Wardens say three people had been on a party boat on Chemo Pond when a 54-year-old man went into the water to help another person who was struggling. It was the man who jumped in to help that didn't resurface.
People from the area tried to find the man as wardens and others were called in for the search, but to no avail. The other two people from the boat are expected to be okay.
The Maine Warden Service was aided by State Police, Eddington Fire, the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office, and another fire department. The command center for the search was set up at Dean's Landing in Eddington, but officials say the accident was believed to have happened on the water in Bradley. The dock area at Dean's Landing will be closed to the public today.
We'll update this story as more details become available.