OLD TOWN – Boats were back on the Penobscot river in the Old Town area Wednesday, searching for a missing man.
Richard Jenkins was one of two people in a canoe that capsized on Christmas Eve while making a crossing from Indian Island to Milford.he other occupant of the canoe, Richard Holmes, made it to shore.
There hasbeen no sign of Jenkins. Divers didn’t find him when they searched for him on Sunday. Wardens now believe he drowned.
Members of Jenkins’ family were at the river today during the search. Wardens were assisted in the search by Milford and Old Town firefighters.
They’re using underwater cameras, and dragging the bottom of the river. Searchers are limited to where they can search because they can’t get too close to the dam due of the danger to the search crews.