Fisherman Recovered from Medomak River Identified

Waldoboro - After notifying family members, the Maine Marine Patrol is identifying the man whose body was recovered from the Medomak River yesterday morning.

The body of James Guptill, 34 of Waldoboro, was recovered at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday near Johnson Island.

According to the Marine Patrol, a search began Monday night at approximately 9:00 p.m. after the Guptill's boat, a 16-foot skiff with an outboard motor, was found by other local fishermen, aground and unoccupied near Havener Point.

Guptill held a commercial shellfish harvester license as well as a non-commercial lobster license. His body was transported to the Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.