January 18, 2018
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Man found dead inside container on Rockland fish pier

By Lauren Abbate, BDN Staff
File | BDN
File | BDN
Rockland's fish pier as seen in a 2014 BDN file photo.

A man was found dead inside of a storage container on the Rockland Fish Pier Saturday morning.

Adam Purington, 37, had been known to use the container in which he was found as a place to sleep on and off, according to Rockland Police Detective Alex Gaylor. The industrial storage container was used to store bait and other items used on the fish pier.

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding Purington’s death is ongoing, Gaylor said, however they do not believe there was any foul play at this time. The cause of death has not yet been confirmed by the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office.

Purington worked on a commercial fishing boat that uses the fish pier, Gaylor said. The man apparently would sleep between several places, including the storage container and local hotels.

Police were notified of the body Saturday morning around 7 a.m., when a person working on the pier found Purington inside of the container.

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