Last night, Nov. 6, Maine Game Warden Chad Robertson and K9 Storm located the body of a missing 76-year-old Rangeley Plantation man.
From the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife:
Maine Game Wardens, Sheriff’s Deputy and US Border Patrol agents had been searching through the evening for Ernest Van Soeren, who had last been seen at 9:45 this morning near his residence on 237 West Shore Road in Rangeley Plantation.
Robertson and K9 Storm found Van Soeren approximately a ¼ mile from his residence, deceased in Rangeley Lake. He was found in water that was about a foot in depth, along the shoreline of Rangeley Lake. It is unknown how Van Soeren ended up in the water.
Game Wardens and other emergency service personnel started searching at approximately 6:30 this evening. Van Soeren was taken to Wiles Funeral Home in Farmington where a cause of death will be determined by a state Medical Examiner. Van Soeren’s death is not considered suspicious.