Game wardens search for elderly Benton man

Posted Sept. 12, 2013, at 8:41 a.m.

BENTON, Maine — An elderly man was reported missing on Wednesday afternoon, and game wardens are attempting to locate him.

Arthur Wakeman, 86, of Benton left his home at some point between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service.

Wakeman is wearing blue jeans and a plaid shirt and may have a walking stick with him, according to MacDonald.

Approximately 10 game wardens and several K-9 units are searching the area of East Benton Road for Wakeman, MacDonald said. State police is assisting by interviewing neighbors.

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Anyone who has seen Wakeman in the last 24 hours or has information leading to his return should call state police in Augusta at 624-7076.

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