ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — The state medical examiner's office will determine the cause of death of a man whose body was recovered in 112 feet (34 meters) of water in a quarry, but police said there's nothing to suspect foul play.
The body of Joshua D. Clapp, 38, of Rockport, was recovered Tuesday night, hours after police found a bicycle at the quarry's gate and personal items including a backpack and clothes at the water's edge, Camden-Rockport Police Chief Randy Gagne told the Bangor Daily News.
“It appears it’s most likely an accidental drowning,” Gagne said. “It could be a number of scenarios, but there is nothing that indicates it’s anything other than a tragic accident."
The quarry is 140 feet (40 meters) deep in spots, so wardens deployed a remote-controlled device to search the deeper waters.
The quarry and surrounding property is part of the Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s Simonton Quarry Preserve.