Portland man drowns in Kennebec River

Published: Jun. 19, 2022 at 7:30 PM EDT
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SAPLING TOWNSHIP, Maine (WABI) - A Portland man drowned Saturday afternoon in the east outlet of the Kennebec River near Sapling Township.

Maine Game Wardens tell us 40-year-old Truc Huynh was fishing on a raft with a friend Saturday morning.

Rapids overturned the raft around noon.

Officials say Huynh, who was not wearing a life jacket, was swept under by the current, and never resurfaced.

His friend, who was wearing a life jacket, made it to shore and called for help.

Wardens recovered Huynh’s body just before 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

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