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April 24, 2012
Body Recovered of Missing Boater - Blake Lake
At 9:50 AM, game warden divers recovered the body of Ronald Toussaint, age 57, of Eagle Lake. Toussaint was recovered in 14 feet of water from Blake Lake. Jason Dube, age 37, also from Eagle Lake was fishing with Toussaint when their 12-foot boat with outboard motor capsized. Dube was able to swim to shore but Toussaint did not make it. According to witnesses, the men had life jackets in their boat but hey were not wearing them. Both the victim and Dube were experienced boaters. Blake Lake is located east of Eagle Lake in T16 R6.
Supervising today’s recovery mission was Game Warden Lieutenant Tom Ward assisted by Sergeant Dan Menard, 13 district game wardens, eight Warden Service Dive Team members, and an aircraft flown by retired Warden Pilot Gary Dumond. US Border Patrol also had personnel at the scene.
Photos of the incident are forthcoming and will be send when they become available.
* All Maine waters are extremely cold right now. The latest wet weather has made rivers, brooks, and streams very fast and dangerous to navigate. The Maine Warden Service reminds you to use extreme caution when going out on all water bodies during the spring of the year. We recommend always wearing a life jacket while boating and please tell a family member or friend where you are going and when you expect to return.
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