Boy Dies After Kayak Capsize on Presumpscot River

Body Found on Wells, Maine Beach

The body of 14-year-old Mohammed Al Ammar of Portland, Maine, was recovered on Friday, June 3, at 9:20 am in the Presumpscot River near Allen Avenue Bridge in Falmouth.

A search led by the Maine Marine Patrol began yesterday at approximately 6:50 p.m. involving members of the Falmouth Police and Fire Departments, the Maine Warden Service and the State Police/Marine Patrol dive Team.

According to eyewitness reports Ammar, who was not wearing a life jacket, was paddling a kayak in the Presumpscot River above the Allen Avenue Bridge Thursday when his kayak capsized at approximately 6:30 p.m. Another boy with him in the tandem kayak was wearing a life jacket and made it to shore.

The search continued Thursday evening until 11:00 p.m. and resumed this morning with a shoreline search starting at approximately 4:30 a.m. Dive team members assisted by the Maine Warden Service using a remotely operated submersible camera resumed the search at approximately 8:00 a.m. and located his body in 16’ of water near the bridge.