Body of Falmouth man recovered on shore of remote lake in Maine

Body of Falmouth man recovered on shore of remote lake in Maine

MAGALLOWAY PLANTATION, Maine — The body of a missing Massachusetts man was recovered on the shores of a remote Maine lake, according to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

James P. Fulginiti, 64, of Falmouth, had not been seen by friends for several days, Maine officials said in a statement. A local campground owner drove a boat to Fulginiti’s boat-access-only camp on Little Beaver Pond, and found Fulginiti’s dog alone in the camp, and Fulginiti’s boat stuck in the mud in a nearby cove.

The dog appeared to have been in the camp alone several days, and with no sign of Fulginiti, the campground owner called the Maine Warden Service at approximately 10:44 a.m. on Saturday morning.

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Four game wardens went to scene and started searching along the shores, officials said. Maine Game Warden Kris MacCabe and K9 Morgan found Fulginiti’s body along the shore of pond at approximately 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, a little over 200 yards from his camp.

Officials said it appears that the boat had broken free from his camp, and drifted into the cove across from the camp, and that Fulginiti had walked along the shore in an attempt to retrieve his boat. The boat was stuck in shallow water and mud 70 feet from shore.

Fulginiti was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s office in Augusta to determine a cause of death.

No further information was available on Saturday.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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