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Man Drowns After Jumping From Boat Into Lake

Maine game wardens say pontoon boat had life jackets, but Jeffrey Mitchell wasn't wearing one

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    Man Drowns After Jumping From Boat Into Lake
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    Maine game wardens say a Farmington man drowned after jumping from a pontoon boat into Wilson Lake in Wilton. 

    Wardens say a friend in the boat and two kayakers removed 63-year-old Jeffrey Mitchell from the water, but he was pronounced dead by medical personnel at a nearby boat landing.

    Wardens say the boat had life jackets but that Mitchell wasn't wearing one when he decided to go swimming late Tuesday afternoon. The incident remains under investigation.

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