[at-l] thru-hiker drowns in pond near Caratunk
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Mon Jun 18 17:34:28 CDT 2012
This is from the Kennebec Journal online, another sad story. --RD
-16.html> Appalachian Trail hiker drowns in pond
Kennebec Journal Staff
BOWTOWN TOWNSHIP -- A man who was through-hiking the Appalachian Trail
drowned while swimming in Pierce Pond in Bowtown Township Friday night, the
Maine Warden Service said Saturday. His name was not being released pending
notification of his family.
The man, 20, had hiked nearly 20 miles on the trail earlier in the day and
was attempting to swim across a small cove near the pond's outlet, witnesses
told the Warden Service. He went under about 35 yards from shore.
Rescue personnel eventually located him in nearly 15 feet of water, but they
could not retrieve his body until about 11:30 p.m.
Bowtown Township borders the Kennebec River north of Caratunk.
Warden Sergeant Glenn Annis, wardens Josh Bubier, Dan Carroll, Kris MacCabe,
the Pleasant Ridge Fire and Upper Kennebec Valley Ambulance personnel
assisted at the scene.
Arthur D. Gaudet
RockDancer on the Appalachian Trail
Rockdancer97 at comcast.net
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