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Double Drowning on Messalonskee Lake

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The Maine Warden Service is at the scene of a presumed double drowning on Messalonskee Lake.

Two males, one 21-years-old and the other 19-years-old, were swimming with two other male friends off of a pontoon boat at the southern end of Messalonskee Lake near Greely Island. A strong gust of wind pushed the pontoon boat away from the swimmers, and two of the males were able to swim to the drifting boat, but the two other males went under and never resurfaced.

Game wardens are currently searching the water by boat and by plane for the two missing swimmers, along with a Maine Forest Service helicopter, and the Belgrade, Sidney and Oakland Fire Departments.

The Maine Warden Service Dive team is enroute to the scene, and expects to start searching the area with divers early this evening.

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