MEDDYBEMPS — A Maine man whose kayak overturned cried out for help, but he was unresponsive by the time assistance arrived, wardens said.

Francis R. Beaulieu, 62, of Calais, was declared dead after a paramedic crew was unable to revive him Sunday evening, wardens said.

Two kayakers on Bearce Lake in Meddybemps heard a man yelling for help next to his capsized kayak just before 6 p.m., but he was unresponsive in his life jacket when they arrived five minutes later, wardens said.

The Washington County boating fatality remains under investigation by the Maine Warden Service.

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