Authorities are looking for Edward “Ted” Berrett, 70, of West Bath who hasn't been heard from since Friday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Authorities are looking for Edward “Ted” Berrett, 70, of West Bath who hasn’t been heard from since Friday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO


Authorities are searching for a 70-year-old West Bath man who hasn’t been seen or heard from since Friday.

The Sagadahoc County Communications Center got a call at approximately 9:39 a.m. Sunday requesting the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office check the welfare of Edward “Ted” Berrett, 70, who lives alone on Beaver Brook Road in West Bath. 

According to a press release, Berrett had not been heard from since Friday and had failed to attend several appointments and has not had contact with family or friends. The sheriff’s office found Berrett’s home open and all the lights on.

Berrett was last been seen by a neighbor at approximately 7 p.m. Friday a short distance from his residence. At the time he was wearing pants, but no shirt or jacket. 

Berrett is 6’1” tall, weighs 190 pounds, has blue eyes and blonde/white hair, according to the Maine Warden Service. He was last known to be wearing khaki colored pants. 

Sagadahoc County deputies along with members of the Maine Warden Service began conducting an investigation and a search of the area Sunday. Canine teams were called in from local law enforcement as well as Maine Search and Rescue.

The Maine Warden Service is coordinating the search, which was suspended Sunday evening but will resume at around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning.     

According to Sagadahoc County Sheriff Joel Merry, “We are very concerned for the wellbeing of Mr. Berrett. While there is nothing suspicious, we are worried about his lack of contact with family and friends at this time.”  

Merry asks everyone in the West Bath area to be observant.

Anyone with any information concerning Berrett’s whereabouts should contact the Gray Regional Communication Center at (207) 657-3030 or Sagadahoc County Communications Center at (207) 443-9711.

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