May 22, 2016

Four-year-old boy found dead in St. Albans farm pond

[St. Albans, Maine ? May 22, 2016] A four-year-old St. Albans boy was found deceased late this afternoon in a farm pond near his home. At approximately 4:30 PM, the Maine Warden Service responded to a residence on the Ballad Road in St. Albans regarding the missing boy. The initial call went to the Somerset County Sheriff?s Office and they requested assistance from the Maine Warden Service.

A ground search was initiated in the immediate area of the boy?s residence. The Maine State Police attempted to track with a K-9 team while other ground searchers looked in wooded areas surrounding the house. Clues led to a farm pond next door on property owned by the boy?s uncle; the Maine Warden Service Dive Team responded. Game warden divers entered the water and recovered the boy?s body at approximately 6:50 PM in seven feet of water.

The body will be taken to the Medical Examiner?s Office for further examination. The Warden Service was assisted by the Maine State Police, Somerset County Sheriff?s Office, Dexter Fire, St. Albans Fire, Hartland Fire and Sebasticook Valley Ambulance. This case remains under investigation; the boy?s name will be release after additional family notifications have been made.