- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) - The Maine Warden Service has recovered the body of retired Colby College track and field coach James B. Wescott, the father of Olympic snowboarder Seth Wescott, from a lake in Camden.

Wescott apparently suffered a medical emergency and fell into Megunticook Lake in Camden on Tuesday. A friend witnessed the incident.

Wardens say the 71-year-old Wescott, of Belfast, was in a single person sculling boat around 8 a.m. when he fell into the water and failed to resurface. Divers found his body about 12 hours later.

Wescott helped 11 athletes earn All-American status.

Lori Kletzer, Colby’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, says the former coach “challenged and inspired many hundreds of student athletes.” She says he remained active in Colby affairs after retiring in 2003.

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