Body of Monroe County man recovered from Maine pond

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PALMERO, Maine (AP) — Maine Warden Service divers on Friday retrieved the body of a Pennsylvania man whose kayak apparently capsized in rough waters, officials said.

Akshay Mamidela, 25, of Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania, is believed to have taken a kayak to retrieve a paddleboard that drifted away because of high winds on Sheepscot Pond, wardens said. He went missing Wednesday evening, and wardens were contacted early Thursday.

Game Wardens were able to locate the capsized kayak and the paddleboard on shore Thursday morning.

Wardens used side scan radar to find what they thought was the body Thursday evening, but it was too dark to dive, officials said. Divers returned Friday morning to recover the missing man, officials said.

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