MAGALLOWAY PLANTATION — The body of a Massachusetts man who had been missing for several days was found Saturday on the shore of a remote lake in Macalloway Plantation, according to the Maine Warden Service.

James P. Fulginiti, 64, of Falmouth Mass., had not been seen for several days before his body was discovered, according to Mark Latti, communications director for the Warden Service.

Maine game wardens recovered Fulginiti’s body after a campground owner noticed the man’s dog appeared to have been alone at a cabin for several days.

Fulginiti had a boat-access camp on Little Beaver Pond in Magalloway Plantation in Oxford County, according to Latti.

At about 10:45 a.m., the campground owner drove a boat to Fulginiti’s camp to see if he was there.

Latti said that the campground owner found Fulginiti’s dog alone in the camp and his boat “stuck in the mud in a nearby cove.”

Four game wardens started searching along the shores of Little Beaver Pond, and around 2:30 p.m., Game Warden Kris MacCabe and his police dog, Morgan, found Fulginiti’s body about 200 yards from his camp.

“It appears that (Fulginiti’s) boat had broken free, drifted into the cove across from the camp and that Fulginiti had walked along the shore in an attempt to retrieve his boat,” Latti said.

Fulginiti’s body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s office in Augusta to determine the cause of death, according to Latti.

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