SWANVILLE — The Maine Game Warden Service received a report of a missing person last week, and they found his body in Swan Lake Monday afternoon.
“There were some materials found on the lake that indicated he potentially went in the water, including an overturned kayak and some personal belongings as well as his vehicle parked at the boat launch in a place where it became suspicious to local people here,” said Lt. Aaron Cross of the Maine Game Warden Service.
According to a Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife spokesperson, 41-year-old Christopher Friedrich of Oregon was reported missing on June 8 and was last in contact with family members on June 5.
“The dive team’s been here for the better part of six days using some of their technology, sonar, and other technological equipment that we have to search the lake area,” Cross said.
Cross said there have been several drownings in the state recently, but these are preventable.
“We try to message out that life jacket wear, PFD wear is super important any time you’re on the water,” Cross said.
A spokesperson for the Maine Warden Service said divers found Friedrich’s body in about 30 feet of water approximately half a mile north of the Swan Lake boat launch where his vehicle was parked.
“For us, obviously the goal is to locate the victim,” Cross said.