Diving search suspended for missing woman who crashed her car on Saturday

Posted May 16, 2012, at 4:58 p.m.

FAIRFIELD, Maine — An underwater search for a driver who crashed into Martin Stream on Saturday was suspended on Tuesday night, Fairfield police Sgt. Matthew Bard said Wednesday.

Cora Marley, 62, of Skowhegan remains missing after the car she was driving went off the road while traveling north on U.S. Route 201. Her Pontiac Vibe launched off a bridge abutment and impacted a retaining wall on the north side of the channel. The car traveled about 50-60 feet in the air before it hit the wall, Bard said.

The Maine Warden Service and Maine State Police dive teams searched the water but didn’t find Marley, Bard said.

“We still have not recovered the body. They do have boats in the water today,” Bard said Wednesday. “In the course of the next couple of weeks, the Warden Service will continue flying over and will have boats in the water.”

Bard said the search is still classified as a missing person search. He said the Fairfield Police Department doesn’t have a dive team.

“We’ve had people go up and check that area and the dam and we’ll continue to do that until she’s recovered,” said Bard.

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