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Body of missing fishermen found in rural Maine

May 29, 2019

SHIRLEY, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine say they’ve found the body of a man who went missing after going fishing in a rural part of the state.

The Maine Warden Service says the body of 66-year-old Clayton Burton of Blanchard was found at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The service says Burton had left to go fishing on May 23 along the East Branch of the Piscataquis River. His wife notified the warden service when he did not return.

The service says Burton’s all-terrain vehicle was located near a bog close to a railroad bed that runs from Blanchard to Shirley. Wardens returned to the bog area, found Burton’s kayak and fishing gear, and eventually, his body.

The service says Burton’s body was taken to a funeral home.

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