Maine game wardens have recovered the body of a Bar Harbor man who apparently drowned Sunday in Donnell Pond in Franklin.

Ian MacDonnell, 33, had jumped from a stopped 16-foot Bayliner motorboat to retrieve a water bottle when he went under the surface and did not come back up, witnesses told the Maine Warden Service. The incident happened at about 5 p.m.

MacDonnell was not a strong swimmer and went under even though friends who were on the boat threw him a rope, warden said.

Searchers worked into the evening to find MacDonnell and resumed the search Monday morning.

His body was located at 10 a.m., the warden service said.

David Hench can be contacted at 791-6327 or at:

[email protected]

Twitter: @Mainehenchman

Augusta and Waterville news

Get news and events from your towns in your inbox every Friday.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.