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[Acton, Maine – May 15, 2017]
Exciting night for MESARD, and our teammate:
Dorothy Smail and Tala located the missing 5 yoboy in Acton at 2:20 am.

Maine Warden Service Press Release

Dorothy Smail Describes the Moment She Finds Missing Boy in Acton


[Stacyville, Maine – March 11, 2017]
Sherman boy, 9, in ‘good health’ after
being found in woods

STACYVILLE, Maine — The 9-year-old Sherman boy who was the subject of an intense search Friday is in good health after becoming lost for nearly 10 hours in a heavily wooded area in Stacyville.

[Arundel, Maine – March 10, 2017]
Authorities find missing
Arundel woman dead, say
gunshot killed husband

WCSH News Update, 3/10/17

[Bradley, Maine – November 18 & 19, 2016]
On Friday, November 18, Ronald Freelove, 69 of Lincoln, Maine was reported lost by his son Keith Freelove of New Hampshire. Keith said his father left their camp on the Kingsbury Road in Bradley, at approximately 12:45 PM.

Exciting news! MESARD team Jake Letendre and his K-9 Reese located the missing hunter, alive! (read more....)


[Greenville, Maine – June 14, 2016] Exciting News!
MESARD K9 team Chad/Jenga located Clarise Jardine 76 y.o. woman lost in Greenville since 5am Monday 6/13. Life saving find! Approx. 5pm tonight, after MESARD searched with MWS for over 24 hours, she was located.... alive!
Full News Release Maine Warden Service
Bangor Daily News Article
Search Photos

[Acadia National Park - April 15, 2016]
The team has had a busy year with 6 attempts to search for a missing man, until FINALLY our dog teams located his body on April 15th!

[Ellsworth - May 14-15, 2016]
Great MASAR conference this weekend!

A BIG shout out to Bryan Courtois for his coordination of the event and speakers and to Nancy Weeks for the incredible meals she coordinated. The day before we had a BASAR Practical Day with 19 people taking the proctored BASAR written exam and doing the field day and night work. All in all an excellent weekend of training!

Thanks to all who attended and those who made it happen!


Kelly Pontbriand and her pup, Drift

[Camp Beech Cliff - March 9, 2016]
Getting ‘found’ when lost takes skill, couple says


March 9, 2016 by Amanat Khullar on News. Kelly Pontbriand prepares to demonstrate how her 2-year-old border collie, Drift differentiates between human scents during outdoor survival training for kids at Camp Beech Cliff on Saturday.

March 9, 2016 by Amanat Khullar on News


[Union, Maine - November 15, 2015]
Maine game wardens say they have located an 82 year old man who wandered away from an assisted living facility in Union. Authorities were notified at about 4:30 Sunday morning that Gordon Stiles had wandered away from the facility into the woods.

WMTW 8 News Article


[Alton, Maine - November 12 & 13, 2015]
(UPDATE Friday 2:25 p.m.) -- The Maine Warden Service reports that Robert Vadas has been found alive. He is being evaluated by medical personnel and then will be transported to the hospital.

WCSH 6 News Article


[Augusta, Maine – October 30, 2015]
The Office of Chief Medical Examiner has positively identified the skeletal remains found on October 14, 2015 in Redington Township as Geraldine Largay.
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Bangor Daily News Article,
Maine Warden Service Press Release
Search Photos
A first-person look inside the search
for Geraldine Largay
(BDN 7/25/2016)

Missing-Stonington-man[Stonington, Maine - August 18, 2015]
The body of a missing Hancock County man was found early Tuesday morning, officials said. Bruce Greenlaw, 71, of Deer Isle had been reported missing on Monday and apparently suffered a medical episode, according to Maine Warden Service Cpl. John MacDonald.

Bangor Daily News Article



[Moxie Falls
August 10, 2015] Other than a few bruises from her unexpected overnight stay in the Maine woods, Erica LaChance from Fairfield is now safe among family and friends. See Press Release
 

 

[Belfast, Maine – July 22, 2015] (Photo: MESARD K9 Raven and Deb Palman located Ulmer Russ at 3:50 am) An 89-year-old Belfast man was located early this morning after becoming lost in the woods behind his home. Game wardens and Belfast police responded to a residence on Shepard Road owned by Ulmer Russ at about 8:15 Tuesday evening. See Press Release
 



York woman, dog locate missing woman
Search and rescue canine finds 77 year old lost since Monday

By Susan Morse
smorse@seacoastonline.com
July 09, 2014



Body believed to be of missing Canadian man found in Umbazooksus Lake
By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff
Posted May 06, 2013
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Search for Quebec man - Renald Poulin
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Maine Warden Service Press Release
December 13, 2013
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Warden service continues search for missing Quebec man
Bangor Daily News
Dec. 02, 2013
 


After two rainy nights, 86-year-old Benton man found alive
The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
By Rachel Ohm, Morning Sentinel, Posted September 13, 2013
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Benton man missing since Wednesday found alive, ‘in bad shape’
By Ryan McLaughlin and John Holyoke, BDN Staff
Posted Sept. 13, 2013

View Search Photos
 


Authorities find body presumed to be of Cushing man missing for two weeks
By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff
Posted June 07, 2013
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MESARD Search Dog Team FIND by Michele Fleury
and K9 Nya (Elizabeth Fossett, Flanker)


View of the
search area.

Amherst woman lost all night in Bangor City Forest
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted Oct. 15, 2011

Cape Neddick man found after becoming lost for two nights in Chesuncook
Bangor Daily News, Sunday, August 11, 2011.

Body of well known Hampden naturalist found in river
Bangor Daily News, Sunday, August 7, 2011.

Lost cousins found in Hancock woods
From the Bangor Daily News and Portland Press Herald,
2 July 2011

Search continues for missing fisherman

From the Bangor Daily News, April 8, 2011

Web News: Bridge jumper search ends
By Darcie Moore, Times Record Staff

Crews search for fisherman missing off Little Deer Isle
Reproduced with permission from the Bangor Daily News.

South Portland area evacuated after blast; building flattened
Reproduced with permission from the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram.

Missing since July, Belledune man's body found
MESARD assists in Belledune, New Brunswick, Canada

Orono: Woman survives night lost in woods
Reproduced with permission from the Bangor Daily News

Greenville man, 77, and dog found after night in woods
Reproduced with permission from the Bangor Daily News

Girl, 2, puppy found safe Tot spent night in Warren woods
Reproduced with permission from the Bangor Daily News

Crews resume search for County woman
Reproduced with permission from the Bangor Daily News

 
 
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