YORK — Authorities identified the man who apparently drowned on York Pond after his canoe overturned as William Donnell, 55, of York.

Donnell had been fishing Wednesday with his son, then decided to go out again and do some night fishing on the pond, said Lt. Adam Gormley of the Maine Warden Service. Donnell’s son became concerned when he didn’t come home and went to the pond at about 2:30 a.m., where he found the overturned canoe.

Donnell’s body was recovered at 4:30 a.m. There are no signs of foul play or alcohol use. The state medical examiner will make a final determination on the cause of death.

Gormley said Donnell was legally fishing and had the required life jacket in his canoe, but apparently wasn’t wearing it. State law requires that a life jacket be readily accessible but not necessarily worn.

Gormley emphasized that wearing inflatable life jackets are a popular alternative to standard life jackets, which some people feel are too bulky or unattractive for regular use.

“Many of the fatalities we experience could have been prevented had they just donned a life jacket,” Gormley said. “It’s more than just you. It’s the people depending on you to come home. It’s the father’s obligation to his children, the spouse’s obligation to their spouse.”