RAYMOND, Maine — Officials have released the names of an elderly couple who are thought to have died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator in their summer home that had lost electricity during Tropical Storm Irene.
The victims were identified Wednesday as 85-year-old Lewis Somers III and his wife, 84-year-old Elizabeth Somers. The Somers, who were from Lafayette Hill, Pa., were found inside their Raymond home Tuesday afternoon.
Officials say when firefighters entered the home, a generator was running in the basement and carbon monoxide levels were high.
The entire area was without power as a result of Tropical Storm Irene, which roared across Maine on Sunday.