Bangor police say they have identified the man whose body was pulled from the Penobscot River on Sunday morning but are not going to release his name until the state medical examiner’s office has completed its autopsy.

Sgt. Larry Weber said Sunday night there does not appear to be any sign of foul play. He said Bangor police received a report that a person had fallen into the river around 9 p.m. Saturday in the vicinity of Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, where a daylong music festival had taken place.

The third annual Rise Above Fest was held to support suicide prevention and mental illness. The festival featured several bands,, including Godsmack, Seether, Papa Roach and Butcher Babies, according to Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion website.

The man’s disappearance set off a search that lasted eight hours. His body was finally recovered around 5:15 a.m. Sunday near Front Street. Weber said police are not sure if the man had attended the music festival.

Divers from the Maine Marine Patrol and the Maine State Police used a side scan sonar to locate the body. The autopsy results are expected to be released Monday.


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