91-year-old Boothbay man found in woods behind house after reported missing

Posted April 15, 2012, at 9:38 p.m.
Last modified April 16, 2012, at 12:22 p.m.

BOOTHBAY, Maine — A 91-year-old man was found in the woods behind his home Sunday evening after his wife reported him missing earlier that day.

Robert Guillard left his home off River Road at 10 a.m. to go for a walk on his 40-acre property, according to a press release from the Maine Warden Service.

Guillard’s wife called authorities at 3:30 p.m. after her husband didn’t return home at 12:20 p.m. as expected.

Game Warden Pilot Dan Dufault spotted Guillard at 6:50 p.m. about half a mile from Guillard’s home, the release states.

Guillard was found in good condition lying in a bed of fir boughs that he made after deciding to spend the night in the woods, according to the release.

Several emergency response agencies including Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, Lincoln County Search and Rescue, Boothbay Harbor Fire Department, as well as family members and friends of Guillard assisted the Maine Warden Service in the search.