OLD TOWN – Game wardens have called off the search for a missing canoeist in the Old Town area. The name of the missing man has not been released.
There were two men in the canoe when it capsized at around 3:00a.m.Saturday morning.The men weretraveling between Milford and Indian Island. The canoe eventually surfaced near the grates of a dam.
36-year-old Richard Holmes of Levant made it to shore and called for help. He was taken to the hospital, and treated for severe hypothermia.
Lieutenant Pat Dorian says the men were not wearing life jackets.
Divers were in the water for close to four hours before the search was called off in the afternoon. It’s unclear when the divers might be in the water again.