The three were out trolling in a canoe on the Penobscot River, North of the Welden Dam, when the boat’s outboard motor cut out at around 8:45 Wednesday night.
With the recent rain, the river was flowing strong, and the canoe drifted onto the dam’s splashguard, and the water pressure flipped the boat, along with its three occupants, over the dam.
One of the men was able to swim to the shore immediately, while another made his way to an island, and was rescued from the water an hour later.
The third man is still missing.
The search was suspended overnight due to safety concerns, and was back underway Thursday morning. Officials tell TV5 that a rescue plane, as well as water craft and divers are aiding in the search.
The two men who were discovered Wednesday are reportedly both from East Millinocket. Their identities have not yet been released.
They were taken to Lincoln hospital for evaluation, though their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
We’ll have more for you as it develops.