WALDOBORO (6/9/2021) — After notifying family members, the Maine Marine Patrol has released the name of the man whose body was recovered from the Medomak River yesterday morning.
The body of James Guptill, 34 of Waldoboro, was recovered at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday near Johnson Island.
According the Marine Patrol, a search began Monday night at approximately 9 p.m. after the Guptill's boat, a 16-foot skiff with an outboard motor, was found by other local fishermen, aground and unoccupied near Havener Point.
Guptill held a commercial shellfish harvester license as well as a non-commercial lobster license. His body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
WALDOBORO — The Maine Marine Patrol recovered the body of a fisherman from the water this morning, June 8, at 6:30 a.m., near Johnson Island in the Medomak River.
The identity of the fisherman is being withheld pending notification of family members.
According the Marine Patrol, in a news release, the search began last night at approximately 9 p.m. after the fisherman’s boat, a 16-foot skiff with an outboard motor, was found by other local fishermen, aground and unoccupied near Havener Point.
Marine Patrol along with the US Coast Guard and local first responders searched the river near the unoccupied boat, along the nearby shore, and from the air with a Coast Guard helicopter. The search was suspended at 1:30 a.m. and resumed this morning at 4 a.m. with the addition of the Marine Patrol plane.
The man’s body has been transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.