Monday, 06 August 2018 13:20

Missing boater's body recovered from Moosehead Lake

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GREENVILLE - Divers with the Maine Warden Service have found the body of a Massachusetts man reported missing on Moosehead Lake.

The body of 66-year-old Robert Hammond of Hanson, Massachusetts was found around 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Maine Association for Search and Rescue.


Officials found Hammond's boat on Thursday afternoon near the southern end of Moose Island.


Wardens say after piecing together a timeline, they were able to determine that Hammond was traveling south into Greenville and docking at the public landing.


Officials say he then purchased some gas from a local store was heading back north on Moosehead Lake when for some reason he made a 180-degree slow turn, stopping on the shore of Moose Island when wardens would eventually find his body.


The warden service reminds boaters to wear a life jacket when on a watercraft.