May 4, 2020

MDIFW NEWS: Calais Man Dies After Kayak Capsizes

MEDDYBEMPS, Maine -- Maine Game Wardens are investigating the death of a 62-year-old Calais man on Bearce Lake yesterday evening. At a little before 6:00 p.m. last night, two kayakers on Bearce Lake in Meddybemps heard a man yelling for help who was in the water next to his capsized kayak. They paddled over to assist him, and when they got there in about five minutes, they found Francis R. Beaulieu floating unresponsive in his life jacket. The brought Beaulieu to shore where Downeast EMS was waiting. Emergency medical personnel attempted to revive Beaulieu but were unsuccessful and he was declared deceased on the scene. Beaulieu was brought to Mays Funeral Home in Calais. The boating fatality remains under investigation by the Maine Warden Service.