June 14, 2021

MDIFW NEWS: Maine Warden Service K9 Breezy and Warden Bellanceau Locate Missing Elderly Bridgton Man

BRIDGTON, Maine - K9 Breezy and Game Warden Lucas Bellanceau located a missing 77-year-old last night in Bridgton.

Clarence Taylor, age 77, who lives at an assisted living center in Bridgton, went missing at around 3:30 Sunday afternoon, June 13. After the initial searchers were unable to locate Taylor, who suffers from dementia, the Maine Warden Service brought a K9 team to assist in the search.

After starting their search a little after 9:30 p.m., K9 Breezy and Warden Bellanceau began searching a field after completing a search through the woods near the assisted living center. Upon entering the field, K9 Breezy picked up a scent and took off towards an abandoned truck at the edge of the field, and K9 Breezy found Taylor sitting on the other side of the truck at approximately 10:40 p.m., over 600 feet from the assisted living center.

Taylor was unable to stand but was alert and could talk. Medical personal were able to get an ambulance close to Taylor, where he was loaded into an ambulance and transported to Bridgton Hospital.

The Maine Warden Service was assisted in the search by the Bridgton Police Department, Maine State Police, Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and a Windham PD detective.

Currently, this is the only available information.