May 5, 2020

MDIFW NEWS: Game Warden Dive Team To Search For Angler Presumed Drowned In Estes Lake

SANFORD, Maine -- Game Wardens plan to resume searching Estes Lake in Sanford for Kenneth Ham, age 56, of Hollis who is presumed drowned after the canoe he was in with two others flipped over at approximately 4:30 this afternoon. Ham was in the bow of the canoe and was headed out fishing with his eight-year-old son and a friend earlier today. When Ham turned around to adjust his son's life jacket, the canoe overturned, throwing all three in the water approximately 150 yards from shore. A witness on shore called 911, and rescue personnel were able to launch a boat and rescue the 8-year-old boy who was wearing a life jacket, and Hams friend who was clinging to the canoe. They had been in the water over 35 minutes before they were rescued. Rescuers were unable to locate Ham, and continued searching until dark. The Maine Warden Service dive team is scheduled to begin searching for Ham tomorrow morning at approximately 8:00 a.m. No more information is available at this time.