April 18, 2021

MDIFW NEWS: Body Of Drowning Victim Recovered

BAILEYVILLE, Maine - After a search through the night by the Maine Warden Service and multiple agencies, A US Border Patrol agent recovered the body of a 27-year-old woman this morning who had fallen into the water below the Baileyville Dam and drowned last night.

Felicia Tomah, age 27 of Indian Township, was with a friend on the Woodland Pulp LLC Hydro Station catwalk that spans a portion of the St. Croix River a little after 10:00 last night. The friend had looked away for a moment, and when he turned back around, Tomah had fallen into the water. He attempted to reach her from the catwalk, but was unable to, and left the catwalk to call 911. When he returned, he could not locate her in the water.

Game Wardens, Maine State Police, Baileyville Police Department, Baileyville Fire Department, Washington County S.O. , Maine Forest Service, U.S. Border Patrol, Passamaquoddy Tribal PD and Passamaquoddy Warden Service were all involved in the search for Tomah. Crews searched for Tomah until approximately 2:00 a.m. last night and resumed searching at 8:00 a.m. this morning. A US Border Patrol agent located and recovered her body at approximately 10:00 a.m. today 3.7 miles downstream from the dam.

Tomah was taken to Mays Funeral Home in Calais, and a State Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy to determine a cause of death. After a preliminary investigation by the Maine Warden Service and the Maine State Police, the death does not appear to be suspicious. Currently, there is no further information available.