SULLIVAN – The Maine Marine Patrol has released the identity of the man whose body was recovered in Flanders Bay on Thursday.
The body of Robert Hill, 36, of Trenton was recovered by Marine Patrol after he reportedly went in the water when the canoe he and another man were in capsized around 10:30 a.m. near Ober Cove Road about 100 yards from shore.
According to Marine Patrol reports, the two were planning to harvest clams when their canoe capsized.
The other man was able to swim to shore, however, Hill was unable to.
An earlier news release indicated that the other man called 911 but Marine Patrol officials later said a good Samaritan who witnessed the incident made the call.
Marine Patrol conducted a search nearby with three patrol vessels and along the shore on foot. Marine Patrol was joined in the search by the U.S. Guard, the Sullivan Fire Department, and local residents.
Hill’s body was recovered around 1:30 p.m. He was pronounced dead by local emergency medical personnel. His body has been taken to a local funeral home.