A WATER SEARCH for a 70-year-old missing West Bath man is conducted by members of the Maine Warden Service K9 team on Tuesday.

A WATER SEARCH for a 70-year-old missing West Bath man is conducted by members of the Maine Warden Service K9 team on Tuesday.

WEST BATH

The Maine Warden Service has suspended the search on land for a 70- year-old West Bath man missing since Sunday.

“Additional water areas will likely be searched in the future depending upon weather conditions,” stated a press release issued Tuesday night. “Moving forward, game wardens, Marine Patrol officers and local law enforcement will continue to surveille the area during routine patrol. If additional clues or investigative information becomes available, focused search efforts may resume.”

EDWARD BERRETT

EDWARD BERRETT

Edward “Ted” Berrett, 70, was last seen Friday at 7 p.m. near his home on Beaver Brook Road. Because he lives alone, he was not reported missing until midday Sunday, when family discovered he was not home and called police. Responding Sagadahoc

County Sheriff ’s deputies found his home open and the lights on.

Searchers found a couple articles of clothing that likely belonged to Berrett on Monday. However, Cpl. John MacDonald said shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday that no other indicators as to Berrett’s whereabouts had been found.

The search included an area stretching two miles from the point Berrett was last seen and encompassed a total area of five square miles. Maine Warden Service aircraft, Marine Patrol watercraft and drones operated by York County Emergency Management Agency covered additional areas of shoreline totaling more than three miles.

Fifty searchers from multiple local and state agencies began at daybreak Tuesday in their search for Berrett. A Maine Warden Service plane searched from the sky until it grew too windy.

Maine game wardens and Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Office are still asking for any information from the public that might help locate Berrett. He was last seen on Beaver Brook Road in West Bath on Friday, so authorities are looking to anyone who traveled in the vicinity of Hill Road in West Bath between Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18, who may have witnessed anything that could help the search.

When last seen by a neighbor, Berrett was wearing khaki pants but no shirt or jacket. He is 6-feet, 1-inch tall, 220 pounds, and has blue eyes and blond/white hair.

Anyone with information should call the Gray Regional Communication Center at (207) 657-3030 or Sagadahoc County Communications Center at (207) 443-9711.

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