Boater goes missing in Jackman

Posted Sept. 20, 2011, at 9:43 p.m.

JACKMAN, Maine — Authorities are searching for a Somerset County boater after an empty boat was reported floating on Big Wood Pond on Tuesday afternoon.

Initial efforts to locate the boater were unsuccessful. The search was suspended and will be continued Wednesday morning with help from the Maine Warden Service Dive Team.

The name of the missing boater is being withheld at this time, pending notification of family members.

The Maine Warden Service started its search for the missing individual late Tuesday, combing the shoreline and pond in watercraft, as well as from the air.

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