Game wardens searching for suspected drowning victim in Waldo County

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Jun. 9—Maine game wardens are looking for an Oregon man who is a suspected drowning victim on Swan Lake in Swanville.

The Maine Warden Service said Christopher N. Friedrich, 41, of Springfield, Oregon, was reported missing Tuesday afternoon and a local camp owner told game wardens that he had seen an upturned kayak and some personal items floating on the lake Sunday morning.

The kayak was later traced to Friedrich, who last had contact with family members Saturday evening, and Friedrich's vehicle was located at the Swanville Boat Launch.

A warden service dive team on Wednesday was searching an area about a half mile north of the boat launch and wardens were also using sidescan sonar in the search on the lake.

This story will be updated.

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