RAYMOND — The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department has identified the man who drowned Thursday morning as William Prouty, 87, of New Hartford, Conn.

Prouty and his wife, Chantel, were closing up their seasonal camp on a small island in Crescent Lake.

Prouty left to pick up the maintenance van on the mainland. When he did not return, his wife went looking for him. She found him in the water near the island’s dock at 9:25 a.m. and called 911. The boat was still tied up.

Police do not expect foul play. The cause and manner of death will be determined by the state Medical Examiner’s Office.



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