Breaking News: Male Body Recovered From Waterfront This Afternoon…Near Ocean Gateway

By Carol McCracken  (Post # 291)

Just before 4:00 p.m. this afternoon, police were called to the Portland waterfront to recover the body of  a man discovered by a passerby after 3:30.  The body was found face down in the water under the pileons at the end of Thames Street.

Captain Ted Ross said that the body had not been there for a very long time.  Ross could not identify the man until notification of family has been made.  He believes they know the identification of the man and he’s  from the Portland area.

A young man was walking along the waterfront when he discovered the body.  He called to another man, “Miles”  who was visiting the area from another country –  to use his cell phone to call the police, which he did.  (Miles was taking “artsy” photos of the waterfront. )Meanwhile, an employee of a company in the area told MHN that moments earlier, he’d seen a woman with a large garbage bag frantically looking for what appeared to be a place to  dump the bag.  Police interviewed him.

Half an hour later, the body was removed from the waterfront by the Portland Fire Department  and taken down to the Casco Bay Ferry area where it was to be picked up by a funeral home.  Ladder Co. l on the Hill assisted in the recovery as did the Coast Guard.