Missing Maine woman found dead while officer searching for her is in critical condition after his boat overturned


The body of Jennifer Bousquet, 38, of South Berwick, was found on Tuesday afternoon according to officials. Bousquet was in a canoe with two other people on the Saco River in Maine when she fell out and got swept away on Monday. The other two made it to safety. No other details were immediately available.

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An officer searching by boat for a missing girl on the Saco River in Michigan, is in critical condition after his boat hit an object and overturned on Monday.

According to the Fryeburg Police Department, Officer Nathan Desjardins, 20, was navigating through choppy waters on Saco River on Monday, along with Officer Dale Stout, when his boat hit something near the shore. The boat overturned, injuring both officers. Stout was treated for his injuries and released, but Desjardins remains in the hospital with severe head trauma. Both officers were airlifted and taken to the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

The accident occurred on Officer Desjardins’ first day out in the field, according to NBC Boston.

The officers were searching for 38-year-old Jennifer Bousquet, of South Berwick, who still remains missing. At this point, officials are calling the search for Bousquet a recovery operation. She was in a canoe with Wayne Demers, 62, and Brian Day, 54. Demers and Day made it back to safety.

Officials stated that they set up numerous places along the river as they continue to search for Bousquet.

The story is still developing. Check back with Crime Online as additional details become available.

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