BANGOR — The body of a man found in the Penobscot River on Sunday has been identified as William Bell, 43, of Glenburn, a Bangor police official said Monday.

Bangor police and firefighters and others began searching for Bell shortly after 9 p.m. on Saturday, when they received a report of a person falling into the Penobscot River near Front Street, Bangor police Sgt. Tim Cotton said.

Through the efforts of the Maine Marine Patrol and the Maine State Police Dive team, the body of a deceased man was recovered Sunday morning, Cotton said.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed that Bell was the person who was recovered from the Penobscot River, Cotton said. He said the investigation into Bell’s death continues and that no further information is being released at this time.


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