Bodies of 2 missing snowmobilers found in Maine

The Associated Press
Posted March 23, 2009, at 11:39 a.m.

GREENVILLE, Maine — Wardens have recovered the bodies of a Pennsylvania couple who disappeared four days ago while snowmobiling in the Moosehead Lake area.

The Maine Warden Service said the bodies of 41-year-old Clifford Achenbach and his 42-year-old wife, Denise Achenbach, of Pen Argyl, Pa., were spotted by helicopter Monday frozen in the ice on the lake’s East Outlet.

Lt. Pat Dorian said the couple apparently hit open water after dark Thursday night while riding their snowmobiles on the lake.

The Achenbachs failed to return that night to their hotel in Moosehead Junction Township, near Greenville. The couple checked into the Moose Mountain Inn on March 16 and planned to check out Saturday.

Dorian said a missing persons report was received Monday, triggering an air and ground search by 15 wardens.

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