Man found floating in Kennebec River still in critical condition

Posted Aug. 10, 2011, at 2:01 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 10, 2011, at 6:42 p.m.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A local man rescued from the Kennebec River on Saturday remains in critical condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Richard Dunton, 64, was seen by a friend of the family floating face down and unconscious Saturday afternoon.

After emergency crews got him breathing on his own, he was moved to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan. He was then moved to EMMC by LifeFlight helicopter.

The Morning Sentinel reports that it was still not known Tuesday why Dunton lost consciousness.