Swimmers’ bodies found in Maine lake

Posted July 26, 2011, at 1:50 p.m.
Last modified July 26, 2011, at 7:18 p.m.

ANDOVER, Maine — The bodies of the two missing swimmers have been found in Lower Richardson Lake, north of Andover, and recovered by Maine Warden Service divers, according to a press release from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Hoang Vo, 26, and Phil Le, 30, were last seen Friday when they decided to go swimming while camping with a large group.

Spokesman Edie Smith of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife said Tuesday the lake is up to 100 feet deep in places and the two people on the boat weren’t able to provide an accurate location of where the swimmers went under.

The warden service found the bodies by using sonar equipment.

Smith said the men had been drinking before they went into the water and alcohol is considered to be a factor in the incident.

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