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Man in his 40s overdoses and dies in Portland's Deering Oaks Park

The man's body was found near the northbound interstate off-ramp and the ball fields.
Credit: NBC

PORTLAND, Maine — Portland Police Lieutenant Robert Martin said a man in his 40s overdosed and died in Deering Oaks Park in Portland. He was pronounced dead on the scene at 6:41 a.m. Tuesday.

According to Martin, the man's body was found near the northbound interstate off-ramp and the ball fields.

A passerby was flagged down by someone in the homeless encampments. 

Life saving measures were unsuccessful. 

Police have not yet released the man's identity.

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