Police & Fire

Missing Abbot man found

ABBOT  – Warden K9 Storm and Game Warden Chad Robertson located a missing 71-year-old man in Abbot on the evening of March 16, deep in the woods approximately 1.5 miles from his house.

Howard Weymouth had gone for a walk on his property at approximately 3:30 p.m. His family became concerned when he did not return as Weymouth has Alzheimers and they began searching for him, following tracks in the snow behind his house.

Photo courtesy of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
MISSING MAN FOUND — Game Warden Jake Voter and a family member assist Howard Weymouth along his driveway to his home in Abbot after a long, cold evening outside on March 16.

When they were unable to locate him, they contacted the Maine Warden Service, and the Maine Warden Service began searching for Weymouth at approximately 7:30 p.m. A family member and Game Warden Taylor Valente located new tracks that appeared to be going in circles and backtracking over a mile and a half from his house.

Robertson and K9 Storm were given the coordinates, and they were able to quickly locate Weymouth at approximately 9:30 p.m. Weymouth was still able to walk under his own power with assistance, and he and several game wardens walked out to the nearest road where they met other wardens who transported him back to his home and family.

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