BUXTON, ME. (THECOUNT) — Steel Crawford has been identified as the Freeport High School student who drown in the Saco River in Buxton, Maine.

Crawford, 17, was swimming with friends at Pleasant Point Park in Buxton when the tragic accident occurred Friday, officials said.


Wardens said Crawford had been swinging on a rope swing and, after letting go of the swing, landed awkwardly in the deep water and never surfaced, reports WMTW.

Crews recovered his body just after 7 p.m. Friday.

Game wardens searched an area downriver of the Route 202 bridge and upriver of the Skelton Dam. Water depths are in excess of 50 feet.

Numerous departments assisted in the search.

Geo quick facts: Buxton is a town in York County, Maine, United States. It is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 8,034 at the 2010 census. Buxton includes the villages of Salmon Falls/Tory Hill, Chicopee, Groveville, Bar Mills, West Buxton, and Buxton Center – Wikipedia.