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Body of Missing Mass. Boater Recovered in Moosehead Lake, Maine

The body of a Massachusetts boater who went missing Thursday was recovered Saturday afternoon in Moosehead Lake in Maine, officials said.

At approximately 12:45 p.m., Warden Divers located the body of 66-year-old Robert Hammond, a Hanson, Massachusetts resident who was last seen getting gas from store before heading to the lake.

It is believed that Hammond left the Spencer Bay camps with his boat Thursday morning the traveled south to Greenville, Maine to dock his boat. Officials suspect he bought gas from a local store then headed back to Moosehead Lake, where his boat made a 180-degree slow turn for unknown reasons.

Hammond’s body was found near the south end of Moose Island, not far from where wardens found his boat.

Maine Warden Service remind boaters to wear life jackets when operating boats.

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