Maine Marine Patrol Identifies Man Found Near the Medomak River
A deceased man has been recovered from the Medomak River in Waldoboro.
Has the Deceased Been Identified?
The Maine Marine Patrol has identified the man as Dale Boyington, 45, of Waldoboro. The other two occupants of the boat made it to shore and survived. Jeff Nichols with the Maine Marine Patrol says one was treated by EMS at the scene, while the other was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and later released.
Do Officials Know How He Got In the Water?
According to the Marine Patrol, a witness reported that they saw a 12-foot skiff sink at approximately 4:00 Thursday afternoon. After an investigation into the circumstances, officials say Mr. Boyington was a shellfish harvester who was crossing the river in choppy water when the 12-foot skiff sank. His body was found on the shore near Hollis Point by a volunteer who was aiding in the search.
Where Was He Found?
The man was located and recovered from the shore of the Medomak River near Dutch Neck Road in Waldoboro by the Marine Patrol at approximately 5:00 Thursday afternoon. His body was transported to the Office of the State Medical Examiner.
We'll update this story as more details become available.