Body of Indian Township Woman Recovered from St Croix River
The search for a woman who fell into the St. Croix River ended with the recovery of her body on Sunday.
According to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Felicia Tomah, of Indian Township, was with a friend, on the Woodland Pulp LLC Hydro Station catwalk, when the incident happened. The catwalk is located below the Baileyville dam. Tomah's friend told authorities that it was a little after 10:00 Saturday night when he looked away briefly. When he turned back around, he realized that the 27-year-old woman had fallen into the water. The man was unable to reach Tomah from the catwalk, and so called 911 for help. When he returned, he told authorities that he was no longer able to see her.
A search was launched for the woman, that was called off at 2:00 AM, and resumed at 8:00 Sunday morning. A U.S. Border Patrol agent located and recovered Tomah's body at approximately 10:00 Sunday morning, 3.7 miles downstream from the Baileyville dam. The State Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy to determine cause of death. Officials say, after a preliminary investigation, the circumstances do not appear to be suspicious.
The search party consisted of members of: the Maine Warden Service; Maine State Police; Baileyville Police and Fire Departments; the Washington County Sheriff's Office; Maine Forest Service; U.S. Border Patrol; Passamaquoddy Tribal Police; and the Passamaquoddy Warden Service.
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