Body found in brook in Acadia

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — The body of a 23-year-old Bar Harbor man was found in a brook beneath a bridge here on Sunday afternoon.

Rangers say they are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Christian Emigh-Doyle who they believe fell 90 feet off the Paradise Hill Road bridge over Duck Brook. A visitor exploring the brook called 911 shortly before 5 p.m.

No one witnessed the fall and no notes were left behind, rangers said. They believe Emigh-Doyle fell sometime during the day Sunday. His car was parked nearby.

Rangers said nothing pointed to foul play being a factor.

Bar Harbor Police and members of Mount Desert Island Search and Rescue assisted with the investigation and recovery of the body.

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Earl Brechlin

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Former Islander editor Earl Brechlin first discovered Mount Desert Island 35 years ago and never left. The author of seven guide and casual history books, he is a Registered Maine Guide and has served as president of the Maine and New England Press Associations. He and his wife live in Bar Harbor.

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