Officials identify body of missing snowmobiler found in Rangeley Lake

Posted May 10, 2013, at 1:54 p.m.
Last modified May 10, 2013, at 5:22 p.m.

RANGELEY, Maine — The body of one of three snowmobilers missing since New Year’s Eve was found in Rangeley Lake shortly after noon Friday, an official said.

The body of Glenn Henderson, 43, of Sabattus was located in 135 feet of water by members of the Maine Warden Service dive team, Doug Rafferty, spokesman for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, said late Friday afternoon.

After the recovery operation, Henderson’s body was taken to the Office of the State Medical Examiner in Augusta for positive identification.

A remote-operated vehicle was used to find the man’s body, according to Rafferty. He said the man’s family has been notified.

Game wardens remained on the lake Friday afternoon searching for the other missing men but were not successful.

Search operations were suspended shortly before 5 p.m., Rafferty said. He said that because of the weekend weather forecast, the warden service will determine on Monday when the search will resume.

Searchers returned to Rangeley Lake Friday to search for the bodies of Kenneth Henderson, 40, of China; Glenn Henderson; and John Spencer, 41, of Litchfield. Sonar equipment is being used in the search.

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

Bangor Daily News writer Dawn Gagnon contributed this report

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