Man drowns whereas making an attempt to save lots of his daughters on midcoast pond

A Hope man drowned Saturday afternoon whereas making an attempt to rescue his daughters on a Union pond.

Henry Brooks, 46, was watching his 12- and 13-year-old daughters swimming in Seven Tree Pond at Ayer Park about 4:30 p.m. when one in all his daughters fell into deeper water the place a river runs into the pond, in accordance with Mark Latti, a spokesperson for the Maine Division of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

His different daughter tried to rescue her sister, however she additionally fell into the deeper water and each have been swept out by the present farther into the pond, Latti stated Sunday morning.