Thursday, September 14, 2006

Not So Happy A Birthday

Imagine you get to the age of 77 and, since you retain the health and fitness to go kayaking, decide to celebrate with a paddle around Megunticook Lake. Better take a life preserver, and go in a new kayak.

Thorndike was not wearing a life preserver, according to Gagne, and no personal flotation device was found in the area. His kayak was made of canvas, possibly homemade, and was in poor condition with several holes, police said.

Thorndike had recently departed from the dock at Codman Island to kayak across the cove, and had complained that his seat was getting wet...



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