November 21, 2017

MDIFW NEWS: West Bath Search Suspended

The land search for 70-year-old Edward Berrett from West Bath has been suspended. The Maine Warden Service placed considerable search resources in all probable areas over the last three days. The search included an area stretching two miles from the point Berrett was last seen and encompassed a total area of five square miles. Additional water areas will likely be searched in the future depending upon weather conditions.

The accompanying map highlights those areas covered on foot by searchers and K9 teams. Maine Warden Service aircraft, Marine Patrol watercraft and drones operated by York County EMA covered additional areas of shoreline totaling more than three miles. Moving forward, game wardens, Marine Patrol Officers and local law enforcement will continue to surveille the area during routine patrol. If additional clues or investigative information becomes available, focused search efforts may resume.

Fifty searchers began again today at daybreak in their search for Edward Barrett. Search resources included a Maine Warden Service aircraft, game wardens and K9 teams, Marine Patrol Officers with watercraft, Sagadahoc County Sheriff?s Office, Maine Search and Rescue Dog (MESARD) teams, members of the Maine Association of Search and Rescue (MASAR), a drone aircraft from York County EMA and members of West Bath Fire Department.

Maine game wardens and Sagadahoc County Sheriff?s Office continue to seek information from the public for information that might help locate Berrett. He was last seen on Beaver Brook Road in West Bath on Friday November 17, at 7:00 PM. Special attention is being asked of anyone who travelled in the vicinity of Hill Road in West Bath between Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18 who may have witnessed anything that could help this search.

Edward Barrett is 6?1? tall, weighs 220 pounds, has blue eyes and blonde/white hair. He was last known to be wearing khaki colored pants. It is possible that Berrett was not wearing a shirt or jacket according to one report. If anyone has information that may help locate Berrett, please call the Gray Regional Communication Center at (207) 657-3030 or Sagadahoc County Police dispatch at (207) 443-9711.

Attached photo courtesy of the Maine Warden Service. Water search conducted by members of the Maine Warden Service K9 Team.