Wardens Recover Body of Missing Angler
Maine Warden Service divers on Wednesday recovered the body of a missing fisherman.
The body of Kenneth Ham, 56, of Hollis, was located at about 10 a.m. using a remote operated underwater vehicle operated by game wardens.
The body was located in an area of Estes Lake largely inaccessible by boat due to rocks and shoals. Once located and confirmed by the camera, divers were dispatched and recovered Ham.
Ham drowned after the canoe he was in with two others flipped over at approximately 4:30 p.m. Monday. Ham was in the bow of the canoe and was headed out fishing with his 8-year-old son and a friend on Monday. Ham was adjusting his son’s life jacket when the canoe overturned about 150 yards from shore, wardens said.
A witness on shore called 911, and rescue personnel were able to launch a boat and rescue the 8-year-old boy who was wearing a life jacket, and Ham’s friend who was clinging to the canoe. They had been in the water over 35 minutes before they were rescued.