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Gorham man drowns after diving into Sebago Lake

Pete Warner | BDN
Pete Warner | BDN
Frye's Leap at Sebago Lake on Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

RAYMOND, Maine — The Maine Warden Service and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department have recovered the body of a Gorham man who drowned Wednesday afternoon after diving into Sebago Lake.

Durward Worster, 29, and friends were diving from the cliffs of Frye’s Leap about 3:30 p.m. when Worster jumped into the lake from one of the ledges and did not resurface, Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Wardens Service said Wednesday evening.

His friends immediately began looking for him and called 911. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team recovered his body at the base of the ledges at 6 p.m., according to MacDonald.

Game Warden Mike Pierre will lead the investigation for the Maine Warden Service.

Assisting in the search were Warden Sgt. Jason Luce, Warden Neal Wykes, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. James Estabrooke, Raymond Fire and Rescue and the Portland Water District.

The cliffs of Frye’s Leap are private property and posted “No Trespassing.” The incident remains under investigation.

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