Missing Stockton Springs teen found safe

Posted March 25, 2012, at 10:13 a.m.
Last modified March 25, 2012, at 11:20 a.m.
Adam Powell
Maine Warden Service
Adam Powell

STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine — A teenage boy from Stockton Springs who was missing overnight on Saturday was found safe on Sunday morning after spending most of the night outside, according to the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

Adam Powell, 16, reportedly left his Harris Road residence at 6:30 p.m. Saturday wearing a T-shirt, pants and loafers. His mother called officials to ask for help looking for him, said Deputy David Mushrall of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

“The concerns were with the temperature,” he said.

Temperatures dipped to 30 degrees Fahrenheit overnight, according to the weather website wunderground.com.

Mushrall said Powell was found walking down a road in Stockton Springs by a friend of his who then called police. An ambulance crew checked him out and determined that the teen was OK.

“He’s been returned to his parents,” Mushrall said.

Officials from the Maine Warden Service and the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office searched for Powell overnight, aided by a Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office deputy who brought a dog.

“He was outside, from what we could tell, for the majority of the night,” Mushrall said.

He did not comment about why Powell had left his home and stayed out all night.

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