July 11, 2020

MDIFW NEWS: Fairfield Woman Dies After Being Ejected From Raft On Kennebec River

INDIAN STREAM TWP, Maine -- A 33-year-old Fairfield woman died after being ejected from a whitewater raft on the Kennebec river late this morning. Emily Fournier and her family were whitewater rafting with the Magic Falls Rafting company when she and two others in the raft were ejected from the raft when they paddled through one of the larger rapids on the upper Kennebec river at approximately 11:30 this morning. Fournier floated through a portion of the Kennebec River after being ejected and was pulled back into the raft but was unresponsive. Once in the raft, emergency life saving measures were performed until the raft pulled over at an emergency evacuation point at the Moxie Lake Boat launch where they were met by EMS personnel, and she was loaded into an ambulance. Fournier was declared deceased by EMS personnel at approximately 1:00 this afternoon, and was taken to the Lawry Funeral Home in Fairfield. The Maine Warden Service, Magic Falls Rafting, Somerset Sheriff's Office, Forks Fire and Rescue and Upper Kennebec Valley Ambulance Service all assisted with the incident. No further information is available at this time.