VASSALBORO (WGME) — The Maine Warden Service says a 5-year-old boy from Vassalboro has died after falling from a canoe Monday.

Wardens say around 7:30 p.m., 5-year-old William Egold and his mother, Mollie, were in a canoe on Outlet Stream below the intersection of Oak Grove Road and Route 32 in Vassalboro.

The water was swift and the canoe overturned causing both to enter the water.

Wardens say the boy became trapped beneath the water against debris. His mother was able to free him from the debris and called for help.

He was taken by ambulance to a Waterville hospital. The boy was then taken by LifeFlight to EMCC in Bangor.

Game wardens were told early Tuesday morning the boy died overnight.

The boy and his mother were both wearing lifejackets.

The Maine Warden Service is investigating the incident.

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