UPDATE Maine Marine Patrol identifies man who drowned in Medomak River

Thu, 03/30/2023 - 8:00am

    WALDOBORO —After notifying family members, the Maine Marine Patrol is identifying the individual whose body was recovered yesterday from the Medomak River as Dale Boyington, 45, a shellfish harvester from Waldoboro.

    As noted in yesterday’s press release, two others were with Mr. Boyington in the 12-foot skiff as it crossed the Medomak River after harvesting clams on a nearby island when their boat sank in choppy seas, according to the Maine Marine Patrol. The two other individuals were able to make it to shore along the Dutch Neck shoreline. One was treated at the scene for hypothermia and the other was transported to a nearby hospital and later released.

    Mr. Boyington’s body was discovered near Hollis Point by a volunteer who joined in the search effort and notified Marine Patrol Officers.

    Mr. Boyington’s body has been transported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

    Mr. Boyington’s family is asking that the media and the public respect their privacy at this difficult time and refrain from contacting them.

    The Maine Marine patrol recovered the body of a deceased male from the shore of the Medomak River March 29.

    The male, whose identity is being withheld until family has been notified, was recovered near Dutch Neck Road after a witness reported that a 12-foot skiff carrying three individuals sank at approximately 4 p.m. Marine Patrol along with Waldoboro Fire and Police Departments and EMS responded and began a search.

    The body was located and recovered by Marine Patrol at approximately 5 p.m. and has been transported to the Office of Medical Examiner.