Searchers find missing Benton man alive

UPDATE: BENTON — An elderly Benton man who had been missing since Wednesday was found alive on Friday morning, according to officials.

Arthur Wakeman, 86, of Benton, who had left his home at some point between 2 and 6 p.m. Wednesday, was found alive Friday, according to Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife spokesman Doug Rafferty.

Wakeman was located by a K-9 search team off Route 139 in Benton, Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service said.

Search activities Thursday included roadblocks to advise area motorists to be on the lookout for Wakeman, MacDonald said. A total of 65 volunteer searchers, game wardens, state troopers, fire and rescue personnel, K-9 units and Maine Association of Search and Rescue were used.

BENTON (AP) — The Maine Warden Service is still searching for an 86-year-old Benton man who has been missing since Wednesday.

Over 60 volunteers from the Maine Association for Search and Rescue have been helping game wardens, state troopers and others look for Arthur Wakeman, who left his home between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Wakeman was wearing blue jeans and a plaid shirt and likely has his walking stick with him. The warden service said it received two credible sightings of him on Wednesday.

Roadblocks were established Thursday afternoon to advise drivers and to distribute literature regarding the search for Wakeman. Authorities also went house-to-house to talk to residents.

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Steve  Dosh's picture

Searchers find missing Benton man alive

Mainers , 13.09.13 ƒriday the 13th 16:30 hst ?
. .Thank goodness . That's happened to me b4 and i'm only 58 ! † y v m first responders . .and dogs
hth , Dr. Dosh

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