RANGELEY, Maine (AP) — Maine Warden Service divers will return to Rangeley Lake to continue searching for the bodies of three snowmobilers when the weather improves, officials said Thursday.
A sonar used for several hours before equipment became inoperable in the harsh weather found several area of interest on Thursday but divers will have to wait for better weather — possibly early next week — to explore them, Cpl. John MacDonald said in statement.
Wardens have recovered gloves and helmets believed to belong to the missing men, and snowmobile tracks lead to an unfrozen area near the middle of the lake.
Glenn Henderson of Sabattus, Kenneth Henderson of China, and John Spencer of Litchfield are presumed dead after going missing. They’re believed to have gone into the water hours after a 44-year-old Yarmouth woman was killed Sunday when she plunged into the lake.
The lake is 70-90 feet deep in that area, Lt. Kevin Adam, state search and rescue coordinator for the warden service, told The Associated Press.