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FOUND SAFE: K9 Search and Rescue team locates missing 83-year-old man

Sat, 06/05/2021 - 4:45pm

    Update - June 6, 2021: Rockland Fire/EMS flew their FLIR drone camera for almost an hour before locating a heat source that was ultimately proven to be a missing Lincolnville man. The FD drone team was then able to provide a location of interest to the Wardens Service, which knew that the Maine Search and Rescue Dogs (MESARD) was in the area searching, according to Rockland Fire Chief Chris Whytock.

    The search dog and handler ultimately made contact with Bang after approximately 15 minutes later. 

    “Good things happen when we all work together!” said Whytock.

    UPDATE - 10:23 p.m.: Peter Bang, who had been missing in Lincolnville, has been located safely. He was found one-third to one-half mile behind his residence. Waldo K9 Search and Rescue found him at 9:30 p.m., alive and stable, according to those who had been helping with the extensive search.

    LINCOLNVILLE — The Maine State Police has issued a Silver Alert for Peter Bang, 83, who was last seen at 12:04 p.m., June 5, in Lincolnville.

    Bang was walking on the Bayview Trail in Lincolnville when he separated from the person he was with. Bang is white male, 6 feet tall, 178 lbs, with blond hair and blue eyes.

    Bang was last seen wearing a long sleeve red plaid shirt and gray joggers that say Bailey on them.

    Bang suffers from advanced dementia and recently has experienced shortness of breath.

    Maine State Police and Maine Game Wardens are actively searching the area for Bang.

    Anyone who sees Peter Bang should call 911 or 207.624.7076.