Search resumes for Racine man in Maine's Kennebec River

NOW: Search resumes for Racine man in Maine’s Kennebec River


BATH, MAINE (CBS 58) -- The search has resumed in Bath, Maine for a Racine man who fell into the Kennebec River late Thursday. According to the Bath Police Department, the Maine Marine Patrol is back on the water searching for  35-year-old David Dieterich.  The Bath Police Department is searching the shores of the river. The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search efforts Friday morning pending further developments.

This morning, Dieterich's employer, Marshall Erecting of Milwaukee, released this statement: 

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of David Dieterich. This is a great loss for Marshall Erecting. David was a very hardworking individual and will be missed.  Marshall Erecting workers and their families are a close-knit group. We are all concerned for David and his family. We will reach out to everyone on our team as soon as we have news, but keep David and his family in your prayers."  Signed Paul Marshall.

Dieterich and some co-workers were in Bath for a work assignment to start Monday.  According to the Bath Police, they were out socializing Thursday night when Dieterich walked onto a floating dock near the Kennebec Tavern.   Police say the dock was unstable and was roped off to prevent access.  His co-workers told Police that when Dieterich walked onto the dock he apparently slipped and fell into the river.  

The water temperature at the time was reported to be near 40-degrees.

BATH, Maine (CBS 58) -- Divers are searching a river in Maine for the body of a Racine man. 

Police say 35-year-old David Dieterich had been out with coworkers when he walked onto a floating dock and fell in. 

Officers say Dieterich worked for Marshall Erecting, a company based in Milwaukee. 

The company says he and two coworkers were preparing to start a job there on Monday. They say their thoughts and prayers are with his family. 

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