New Hampshire

Body of Missing Maine Woman Recovered

A massive search for a Maine woman who went missing while canoeing in the Saco River ended Tuesday when crews recovered her body.

According to affiliate WCSH, wardens have found the body of 38-year-old Jennifer Bousquet of South Berwick.

Bousquet went missing Saturday when she fell out of a canoe into the Saco River in Fryeburg. Wayne Demers, 62 of Somerworth, New Hampshire, and Brian Day, 54 of South Berwick also fell out of the canoe, but made it to safety. 

Officials said alcohol was a factor in the incident and added the river is extremely, high, fast, and cold due to recent rains. 

Two officers were seriously injured when attempting to locate Bousquet after their boat hit an object, throwing both of them from the boat. 

The police officers were seriously injured and taken by LifeFlight to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. 

Officer Nathan Desjardins is currently suffering possibly life-threatening injuries and Officer Dale Stout has serious injuries but is now in stable condition, according to Central Maine Medical Center. 

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