Woman’s body found in Kenduskeag Stream

Bangor Fire personnel investigate the report of a body floating in the Kenduskeag Stream in downtown Bangor on Monday, May 30, 2011.
Bangor Fire personnel investigate the report of a body floating in the Kenduskeag Stream in downtown Bangor on Monday, May 30, 2011.
Posted May 30, 2011, at 10:25 a.m.
Last modified May 30, 2011, at 4:48 p.m.
Bangor Fire and Rescue personnel along with Bangor Police investigate the report of a body floating in the Kenduskeag Stream at a dock along the Penobscot River.
Bangor Fire and Rescue personnel along with Bangor Police investigate the report of a body floating in the Kenduskeag Stream at a dock along the Penobscot River.
People crossing the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge on Monday watch as Bangor Fire personnel investigate the report of a body floating in the Kenduskeag Stream.
People crossing the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge on Monday watch as Bangor Fire personnel investigate the report of a body floating in the Kenduskeag Stream.

BANGOR, Maine — Public safety personnel pulled the body of an elderly woman from the waters of Kenduskeag Stream on Monday morning, shortly before the beginning of the Memorial Day parade.

The death of the woman, whose name is being withheld pending notification of her family,  is under investigation by the Bangor Police Department and the State Medical Examiner’s Office. According to a statement from the Bangor Police Department, the woman’s death does not appear to be suspicious.

Emergency personnel in a rubber raft could be seen in Kenduskeag Stream below the bridge shortly after 10 a.m. Numerous spectators in town for the parade watched from the bridge and along shore. As the raft headed downstream, a shrouded human body could be seen in the raft.

Crews came to shore and lifted the body, still covered, onto a stretcher at a dock behind the Sea Dog Brewing Co. restaurant on the Penobscot River.

Police spokesman Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday afternoon that further information about the woman’s identity and how she died is unlikely until Tuesday.

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