SMITHFIELD  — The Maine Warden Service and dozens of trained rescue personnel and volunteers continue the search today for Phillip Golding, who went missing from his East Pond Road home on Monday.

Searchers in airplanes and a helicopter joined others on horseback and on foot searching a wide, wooded area off Route 8.

Golding, who one neighbor on Quaker Lane said turns 88 today, was last seen by a neighbor at about 8:30 a.m. Monday. He does not drive and has some medical issues, according to the Warden Service.

He is possibly wearing dark colored pants, flannel plaid shirt or jacket and a ball cap with work boots.

Kennebec Count Emergency Management Agency has set up a communications center for wardens to coordinate the search from the Smithfield fire station. Search and rescue squads are on scene from Franklin and Waldo counties as is a Community Emergency Response Team from Somerset County.

If anyone saw a person matching Golding’s description in the Smithfield area is asked to call State Police at 624-7076.

By Doug Harlow / Morning Sentinel



SMITHFIELD — Game wardens are leading the search for an 87-year-old Smithfield man who was been missing for a day.

Phillip Golding of East Pond Road was last seen by a neighbor at about 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Golding does not drive and he has some medical issues.

Warden Service spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte says wardens searched through the night and they are being joined Tuesday by additional volunteers.

Golding is thought to be wearing dark colored pans, flannel plaid shirt or jacket, a ball cap and work boots.

If anyone sees Golding they are asked to call the state police in Augusta.