Missing Westfield man safe after spending night in the woods

Posted July 24, 2011, at 10:06 a.m.
Lloyd Jandreau
Aroostook County Sheriff's Department
Lloyd Jandreau

WESTFIELD, Maine — A missing elderly Westfield man walked out of the woods early Sunday morning, bug bitten, but with no serious injuries after spending a night in the northern Maine woods.

Lloyd Jandreau, 69, was reported missing at 10:30 a.m. Saturday after he wandered away from his residence at Southern Acres Care Facility in Westfield and became disoriented.

According to Aroostook County Deputy Sheriff Mike Montpetit, Jandreau, who has a form of dementia, has a history of telling staff he is going fishing at a small brook near the facility.

Jandreau was last seen Saturday morning walking along Tweedie Road and carrying a fishing pole.

He was found at 5 a.m. Sunday about a half mile north of Southern Acres Care Facility after sleeping under a tree. Early in the morning he walked out of the woods to an area where rescue trucks were located.

Jandreau was taken by Southern Acres Care Facility to The Aroostook Medical Center for evaluation and was treated for bug bites and minor injuries before returning to the care facility.

Cooperating on the nightlong search were the Maine Warden Service led by Sgt. Dan Menard, the Safety Division of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Warden Service K-9 units, Mars Hill Fire Department, Maine State Police, Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department, Presque Isle Police Department, MESARD Search & Rescue Service, Dirigo Search and Rescue, U.S. Border Patrol with air support from Houlton and Aroostook County Emergency Management.

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