TOWNSHIP 16, RANGE 6 — Maine Warden Service divers have recovered the body of an Eagle Lake man who drowned when his boat capsized during a fishing excursion Monday evening.

The body of Ronald Toussaint, 57, was found in 14 feet of water.

The warden service says Toussaint and Jason Dube, age 37, were aboard a 12-foot outboard motorboat when it capsized about 7 p.m. Monday on Blake Lake, a small lake in Township 16, Range 6 east of Eagle Lake in northern Aroostook County.

Officials say Dube was able to swim to shore, but Toussaint couldn’t make it. Witnesses said the men had life jackets in the boat but were not wearing them. Both Toussaint and Dube were experienced boaters.

The warden service cautions that all Maine waters are still extremely cold and the latest wet weather has made rivers, brooks, and streams very fast and dangerous to navigate. The service reminds boaters to use extreme caution, always wear a life jacket and tell a family member or friend where you are going and when you expect to return.

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