Florida man believed to drown in Casco Bay

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PORTLAND — Police suspect a 19-year-old man drowned in Casco Bay after disappearing from Great Diamond Island on Sunday evening.

The body of Maxwell Brown, of Boca Raton, Florida, was found around 7:15 a.m. Monday by two boaters near Peaks Island, Maj. James Sweatt said in a press release.

Brown was reported missing and possibly in medical crisis around 7 p.m. Sunday, Sweatt said. Police, firefighters, Maine game wardens, Marine Patrol officers and Great Diamond residents searched for him until around 1 a.m. Monday.

Brown’s body was taken to the state medical examiner’s office Monday to determine his cause of death, Sweatt said.

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