BATH — A 51-year-old man drowned this morning in the Kennebec River, according to a statement from the Bath Police Department.

Police said the man is a local resident, but they did not release his name.

At around 6:40 a.m., a person walking their dog in Bath’s dog park noticed a man who appeared to be swimming in the river. The man was wearing street clothes and appeared to be intentionally swimming away from shore, police said.

The person flagged down a Bath Iron Works patrol boat near the park, and the boat’s crew pulled the man from the water. 

Attempts to resuscitate him failed. The man was pronounced dead at Bath’s Waterfront Park and his body was transported to Daigle Funeral Home where it will be examined by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police are trying to retrace the man’s steps this morning to determine why he might have intentionally jumped in the river.



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