A 45-year-old shellfish harvester from Waldoboro died when the boat he was traveling in overturned and sank in the Medomak River around 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 29.
According to the Maine Marine Patrol, Dale Boyington was crossing the river with two other individuals in a 12-foot aluminum skiff when the boat sank in choppy seas. The three men had been harvesting clams on a nearby island just before incident.
After a witness reported the sinking, units from the Marine Patrol, Waldoboro fire and police departments, Waldoboro Emergency Medical Services, and the Bremen Fire Department responded to scene and launched a search effort.
The two other individuals were able to make it to shore along the Dutch Neck shoreline. One individual was treated at the scene for hypothermia and the other was transported to a nearby hospital and later released.
Boyington’s body was discovered near Hollis Point around 5 p.m. by a volunteer who joined in the search effort and notified Marine Patrol officers. Boyington’s body was subsequently transported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.