DEXTER — The body of a Corinna man was recovered from Lake Wassookeag in Dexter on Thursday, a spokesman for the Maine Warden Service said.

The man has been identified as 69-year-old Gerry Marshall, Cpl. John MacDonald said. Game wardens believe Marshall was attempting to retrieve his pontoon boat, using his Jet Ski, after the pontoon boat had drifted away from his property.

After a short time had passed, a crew of workers who had been renovating Marshall’s camp noticed Marshall floating in the lake. The crew attempted to revive him.

The Dexter fire and police department was notified along with the Maine Warden Service. A crew of emergency medical technicians from Dexter also tried life-saving measures, but Marshall was eventually pronounced dead at the scene.

The apparent drowning, which was reported around 2:30 p.m., remains under investigation by the Warden Service. The state Medical Examiner’s Office is expected to examine Marshall’s body.

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