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Teen in critical condition after Great Pond swimming incident in Rome

From the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife: 
A Chesterville, Maine teen is in critical condition this afternoon as a result of a swimming incident on Great Pond in the town of Rome. The male was swimming with two other teens near Crooked Island and went below the surface. After being recovered by his friends, a nearby off-duty nurse was alerted to the incident and performed lifesaving measures. The male was transported by Delta Ambulance to Maine General Hospital in Augusta.

The three males had been boating and moored near Crooked Island. All three attempted to swim from the moored boat back to Crooked Island when the incident took place. One of the teens was wearing a lifejacket. Maine State Police and Belgrade Fire & Rescue assisted. This incident remains under investigation by the Maine Warden Service.

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