Monday, July 17, 2017

2004 - LOCAL WOMAN DIES AFTER FALL FROM CLIFF NEAR SAND BEACH

Joanne Demartini - WOMAN DIES AFTER FALL FROM CLIFF BY SAND BEACH
Acadia National Park - 2004
A Mount desert woman has become the parks third fatality this year after she fell on Saturday off rocks near Sand Beach, park officials said Sunday.
The body of Joanne Demartini, 50, was spotted around 2;30pm Saturday at the bottom of a 45 foot drop near the shore path that follows the Park Loop Road, Ranger Neal Labris said Sunday.  A passer by who spotted her body and park personal unsuccessfully tried to revive Demartini before whe was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.
Labis said an autopey determined the womans cause of death likely will be performed this week at the state Medical Examiners Office in Augusta..
Park Officials believe Demartini was walking by herself along the shore when she fell, the ranger said.
"Nobody saw her fall," he said, "We're not sure if she slipped and fell or got dizzy."
Foul play is not suspected in Demartini's death, according to Labris.  The woman, who has relatives in New York  state and in California, is believed to have moved recently by herself to Mount Desert Island, he said.

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