An Albion man is dead after a canoe overturned Friday afternoon on Lovejoy Pond in Albion.

The deceased, David Fann, 57, of Albion, was fishing with his father, Arville Fann, on Lovejoy Pond when their canoe capsized about 1:40 p.m. Friday, according to a news release from the Maine Warden Service.

The canoe capsized when weight shifted from the men’s movement and both men went into the water, the news release said. It also stated that there were no life jackets in the canoe.

A nearby fisherman, Owen Pierce, of Lisbon, heard yelling, and when he arrived at the capsized canoe, he assisted both men in getting to shore, the release said.

According to the Warden Service, David Fann was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death has not yet been determined. Arville Fann was taken to Inland Hospital in Waterville.

David Fann worked at the Citgo gas station on Madison Avenue in Skowhegan, family members said Friday night.

They did not want to speak about Fann immediately, saying they were still in shock over the death.

They said Arville – whom everyone called Larry – was fishing with his son on the pond, and they don’t yet know why the boat overturned.

Larry Fann was home from the hospital Friday night and was doing well, the family said.

Arthur and Kathleen Schwab, family friends who live near the Fanns in Albion, said David Fann was a “wonderful man.”

“He was a very kind person, a nice family man,” Kathleen Schwab said. “He was always helping others.”

The medical examiner’s office was notified after the death, and Fann’s body was taken to Gallant Funeral Home in Waterville.

Maine State Police and the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office were also at the scene.


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