- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) - Maine law enforcement officials say the body of a Portland teenager who fell out of his kayak has been recovered.

Officials say the body of 14-year-old Mohammed al Ammar was located Friday morning in the Presumpscot (preh-ZUMP’-skaht) River in Falmouth.

The Portland Press Herald identified him as a Deering High School student who fled Iraq via Turkey and had been in the U.S. for only five months.

A family friend told the newspaper that he could not swim.

Officials say the teen was kayaking with a friend who was wearing a life jacket and survived when their tandem kayak overturned Thursday evening. Portland Superintendent Jeanne Crocker said school counselors were available to students.

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