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Search suspended for West Bath man, 70, last seen Friday

Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife | BDN
Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife | BDN
Authorities are searching for 70-year-old Edward Barrett, a West Bath man who was last reportedly seen on Friday, Nov. 17.

Authorities have suspended a three-day, 50-person search Tuesday for Edward Barrett, a 70-year-old West Bath man last seen Friday.

Barrett was reported missing by his daughter Sunday, but he was last spotted by a neighbor while walking shirtless around 7 p.m. along Beaver Brook Road, where he lives alone, police said.

Fifty searchers have combed a 3-mile area around Barrett’s home by land and sea since Sunday, according to a news release from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. They suspended the search Tuesday night.

Authorities from the Maine Warden Service, Marine Patrol, the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office and Maine Search and Rescue teams participated in the search, which included the use of police dog units, marine patrol boats, aircraft and drones to look for Barrett.

Barrett is 6-foot, 1-inch tall, weighs 220 pounds, has blue eyes and blondish-white hair. Authorities believe he may be wearing khaki colored pants and no shirt or jacket, based on reports.

Game Wardens, Marine Patrol and local law enforcement will continue to survey the area and are asking the public to provide any clues to Barrett’s location to the Gray Regional Dispatch Center at 207-657-3030.

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