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A person who was on a Father’s Day fishing journey together with his son died after drowning in a Maine river, a number of information shops report.

James Wescott, 56 of Fremont, New Hampshire, was fly fishing together with his son Jarod Wescott on the Kennebec River in Embden round 8 a.m. native time on Sunday, June 16, according to local TV station WABI and The Bangor Daily News, citing the Maine Division of Inland Fish and Wildlife.

PEOPLE reached out to the division for remark however didn’t instantly hear again.  

James was attempting to exit the river however misplaced his footing earlier than falling into the water’s robust currents, WABI and The Miami Herald reported.

His waders, that are waterproof boot-overalls that usually cowl many of the physique’s backside half, shortly stuffed with water, making it troublesome for him to take care of management of his physique, officers mentioned.

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He was not carrying a wading belt and was swept away, per WABI. 

As Jarod witnessed his father struggling within the Kennebec River, the youthful man eliminated his personal waders and jumped into the water to attempt to rescue him however was unsuccessful, in accordance with the Herald.

Jarod then determined to swim again to the shore with out James as a way to discover assist, in accordance with the Herald, the Every day Information and WABI.

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A number of close by fireplace departments — Anson, Solon, Madison and Skowhegan — responded to the scene. Authorities quickly discovered James however he was unresponsive by the point they arrived. 

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