Police Searching For Man In The Kenduskeag Stream [UPDATE]
Bangor Police have identified the man they say slipped beneath the ice on the Kenduskeag Stream during a pursuit.
An update from the Bangor Police Department identifies the man as 22-year-old Peter Manuel of Bangor, and the man's fate is unclear. Police were called to the scene of an altercation just after 1 a.m. Friday in a parking lot at 190 Harlow Street. Manuel took off running before officers could interview him. He jumped the fence near the Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building and made his way down the embankment, where he entered and then crossed the Kenduskeag Stream.
A short time later, police found that Manuel had left the stream and was standing at the foot of a steep embankment where officers repeatedly tossed him rescue lines in order to help climb up the bank. Manuel refused their offer of assistance and shortly thereafter jumped back into the water.
The Bangor Fire Department responded and deployed rescue swimmers but they, and the officers involved, lost sight of him a short time later. It's unclear why Manuel jumped into the stream. At last report, he had not been located. The Maine Warden Service and Maine Marine Patrol have been notified, and the Maine Marine Patrol is assisting with the investigation.
We'll update this story as more details become available.