Body Of Missing Maine Woman Recovered In The Saco

by Christian Mower on May 30, 2017

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38-year-old Jennifer Bousquet of South Berwick Maine went missing Saturday after a canoe she was in capsized on the Saco River in Fryeburg Maine. ~ Photo courtesy of Facebook.

Fryeburg, ME – Authorities have allegedly found the body of the woman who went missing in the Saco River in Fryeburg over the weekend. The Maine Wardens Service said that the body of Jennifer Bousquet was recovered this afternoon about 300-400 yards from where she was last seen and in approximately 8 ft of water.

Authorities said that at approximately 3:50pm Saturday Fryeburg Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting that a canoe had capsized near mile 8 of the Saco River in Fryeburg. According to reports the passengers 38-year-old Jennifer Bousquet of South Berwick Maine, and 62-year-old Wayne Demers of Somersworth were in the water.

According to the Maine Wardens Service Demers and 54-year-old Brian Day of South Berwick, a companion who was in another Canoe, were able to make it to shore with the help of another canoeist.

Bousquet however could not be located. Authorities utilized divers, K9 units, and aviation in the search for Bousquet.

Officer Nathan Desjardins (Right) and Officer Dale Stout (Left) were injured in when their Police boat collided with a foreign object in the Saco River while responding to a call Saturday. ~ Photo Courtesy of the Fryeburg Police Department

The Fryeburg Police have updated the condition of the two officers injured while responding to a report of a missing woman on the Saco River Saturday. According to Chief Potvin Officer Dale Stout was released from Central Maine Medical Center Yesterday. Officer Nathan Desjardins is still in critical condition at this time. Chief Potvin said they wish Stout a full and speedy, and that Nate and his family continue to be in their thoughts and prayers.

The family of Officer Desjardins told WCSH-TV that the 20-year-old officer suffered “intensive head trauma” when he and Officer Stout were thrown from the boat when it collided with something on, or near the shore. Adding that his “mother, father and older brother are by his side 24/7”.