DEAD RIVER TOWNSHIP, Maine — Maine Game Wardens were searching Sunday in and around Flagstaff Lake for a missing York woman who hasn’t been seen since she and two friends overturned their canoe on the lake Saturday night.
The name of the missing woman is being withheld until family can be notified of the search, authorities said.
Wardens were searching for the woman throughout Saturday night and through the day on Sunday. Divers searched the lake, a Game Warden pilot searched from the air, and K-9 units searched along the shore, according to an announcement Sunday evening. The wardens planned to resume their search Monday morning.
Two men, a woman and their dog were canoeing to their campsite on Flagstaff Lake about 5:20 p.m. Saturday when their canoe overturned, according to the announcement. After the canoe flipped, the occupants who were not wearing life jackets grabbed their life jackets and began to swim to shore.
The two men and the dog made it to shore, and started looking across the lake, but they could not see or find the woman, authorities said.
The two men, who were already hypothermic, started hiking out a road to find help. After an hour’s walk, they were able to get help and call 911 at about 8:55 p.m. Saturday. The Maine Warden Service responded and started searching at 10 p.m. Saturday.
The Maine Warden Service has set up a command post for the search at the Long Falls Dam in Dead River Township on Gateway Road. The Maine Warden Service has been assisted in the search by the New Portland Fire Department and Maine Search and Rescue Dogs (MESARD).