The Maine Marine Patrol recovered the body of Mark Hatch, 44 of Gray, from the Penobscot River this morning, July 21.

From the Department of Marine Resources:

Marine Patrol received a report at 6 a.m. this morning of an abandoned truck near the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. An investigation conducted by the Bucksport Police Department and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office revealed that the truck belonged to Mr. Hatch based on identification found inside. Security camera video from a local business showed what officials believe to be Mr. Hatch parking his truck near the end of the bridge early this morning and walking onto the bridge. Personal items belonging to Mr. Hatch were found by investigators on the railing, prompting a search of the river by Marine Patrol. Mr. Hatch’s body was located approximately one-half mile downriver of the bridge at 8:15 a.m.

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