Autopsy Results Show Harvard Grad Student Drunk When He Fell Into Portland Harbor

Updated 2 years ago

An autopsy showed that the Harvard University graduate student who fell into Portland Harbor and drowned in May just days before his graduation had a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit to drive in Maine. The Portland Press Herald, reports Thursday that 31-year-old Nathan Bihlmaier had no drugs in his system, but a blood-alcohol level of 0.22 percent. Authorities have previously called his death an accidental drowning. Bihlmaier was celebrating his pending graduation when he was asked to leave a waterfront bar for being visibly intoxicated. His body was recovered two days after he went missing. His wife was expecting their first child. He was a native of Osborne, Kan., and a University of Kansas graduate. Police say criminal charges are unlikely in the case.


MENU