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Missing 84-year-old Skowhegan man found alive

Courtesy of the Maine Warden Service
Courtesy of the Maine Warden Service
Maine Game Wardens found Charles Frances Carney, 84, in Skowhegan, Maine, Tuesday, July 17, 2012, a day after he went missing from his nearby home. Skowhegan ambulance was called and Carney was taken to Readington Fairview Hospital in Skowhegan.
By Alex Barber, BDN Staff

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — An 84-year-old local man who had been reported missing on Monday morning was found alive on Tuesday afternoon, according to Maine game wardens.

Charles Frances Carney went missing from a Middle Road residence between 7 and 10 a.m. Monday, said Cpl. John MacDonald in a statement.

“People taking care of him at the residence looked for him [and] could not find him,” said MacDonald in the release. “Mr. Carney lives at the residence with another older male, and both are being taken care of by non-relatives.”

The Maine Warden Service dispatched two game wardens, who learned that Carney is known to walk around the outside of the residence.

“They stated he always walks in the yard and uses a cane,” said MacDonald.

The nearby wooded areas were searched, and at approximately 4:45 p.m., Carney was found about 150 yards from the residence by Warden Tom McKenney.

He “noticed some disturbed vegetation across the road from the residence,” said MacDonald. “He soon located Mr. Carney face down in the dirt in a small patch of woods.”

Carney was taken to Redington-Fairview Hospital in Skowhegan. MacDonald did not indicate his condition.

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