The body of a 34-year-old fisherman who went missing in the waters off of Waldoboro Monday was recovered Tuesday morning.
Officials are not yet releasing the man’s name, according to Maine Marine Patrol spokesperson Jeff Nichols. The body has been taken to the medical examiner’s office in Augusta for an autopsy.
The search for the man began around 9 p.m. Monday night, after fellow fishermen found his 16-foot-skiff aground and unoccupied near Havener Point, along the Medomak River, Nichols said.
Coast Guard and Maine Marine Patrol crews conducted aerial and on the water searches in the area where the boat was found until 1:30 a.m and resumed the search this morning around 4 a.m..
Maine Marine Patrol officers located the man’s body around 6:30 a.m. near Johnson Island, which is in the vicinity of where his boat was found.