Rangeley search efforts turn up no signs of missing men

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted May 10, 2013, at 1:03 p.m.

RANGELEY, Maine — Searchers have returned to Rangeley Lake Friday after coming up empty Thursday in recovery efforts for the bodies of three missing snowmobilers.

Game wardens resumed search efforts Thursday after nearly a three-month hiatus due to ice on the lake.

Doug Rafferty, public information director for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, said shortly before noon Friday game wardens are hard at work on the lake, but the men have not been located.

“We’re just trying to take it one step at a time,” Rafferty said.

Game wardens are using sonar equipment in the attempt to locate the bodies of Kenneth Henderson, 40, of China; Glenn Henderson, 43, of Sabattus; and John Spencer, 41, of Litchfield.

Rafferty said searchers will remain on the lake throughout the day.

“We’re going to get the job done, its just a question of when,” he said.

The three men have been missing since their sleds plunged into the lake during a New Years Eve ride. The men’s snowmobiles were located over the winter.

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