May 14, 2016

Maine Warden Service locates missing Rockwood man

[Brassua Township – Friday, May 13, 2016] The body of a missing fisherman from Rockwood was located by game wardens yesterday in Brassua Lake. Early yesterday afternoon the Maine Warden Service received a call regarding a missing fishermen who had not been seen since Thursday, May 12, 2016. Richard Weymouth, 80, of Rockwood, Maine was said to have gone fishing on Thursday. Family and friends had not seen or heard from him since. His vehicle was also missing from his residence.

At approximately 2:00 PM yesterday afternoon, Weymouth’s family called the Maine Warden Service. Four game wardens including a Maine Warden Service aircraft responded. Family and friends located Weymouth’s vehicle off the Demo Road near the South Branch of Brassua Stream in Brassua Township. A search of the area turned up some of his fishing gear.

Game Warden Will Shuman responded in a motorboat to the area and located a body in Brassua Lake. The body has tentatively been identified as Richard Weymouth by game wardens. The body was transported to the Maine Medical Examiner’s office for examination and positive identification. Maine Warden Service was assisted by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office and a Maine Army National Guard Helicopter.