Michael Pekich, 44, of Wiscasset, was last seen by his family leaving his home on April 22. His last known whereabouts is Ellsworth, Maine on April 23, according to Wiscasset police. Photo courtesy of Wiscasset police

Police say Michael Pekich, 44, of Wiscasset was found Thursday morning and is “safe and well” after being reported missing by his family the day before.

Wiscasset Police Chief Lawrence Hesseltine said Pekich “reached out to us this morning just before 7 a.m.”

“He has been in touch with his family and they know he’s safe,” Hesseltine said. “He was in the Downeast region for a while but is back in the area.”

Police reported that Pekich was last seen leaving his Wiscasset home April 22. He headed Downeast to dig worms and was expected to return in a few days.

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