Maine Warden Service Provides Statewide Search and Rescue Services

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) PUBLIC: Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *MEDIA: For more information, contact Edie Smith, director of information and education, at (207) 592-4348* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2011 **Maine Warden Service Provides Statewide Search and Rescue Services** AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine Warden Service, the lead agency for search and rescues in Maine’s woods and inland waters, has been called out to 116 search and rescues since April 1, putting it on track to reaching its annual average of 480. Yesterday, game wardens searched for a missing boater in Weston whose body was recovered in Deering Lake, 5 miles north of Danforth. Unfortunately, the boater was not wearing a pfd (personal flotation device) and drowned.

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Maine Warden Service Provides Statewide Search and Rescue Services