Calais man dies after canoe capsizes

MEDDYBEMPS — Maine game wardens are investigating the death of a 62-year-old Calais man on Bearce Lake Sunday evening.

At a little before 6 p.m. May 3, two kayakers on Bearce Lake in Meddybemps heard a man yelling for help. The man was in the water next to his capsized kayak. The kayakers paddled over to assist him, but when they got there in about five minutes, they found Francis R. Beaulieu floating unresponsive in his life jacket.

The kayakers brought Beaulieu to shore, where Downeast EMS was waiting. Emergency medical personnel attempted to revive Beaulieu but were unsuccessful and he was declared dead at the scene. Beaulieu was brought to Mays Funeral Home in Calais.

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