Michael Lauziere Credit: Courtesy of Maine Warden Service

A 38-year-old Shapleigh man who went missing Wednesday night was found safe not far from where he was last seen, authorities said.

A Maine game warden using a K9 search dog found Michael Lauziere on Thursday afternoon in Shapleigh, about a half of a mile from where he was last spotted on a local road, according to Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden’s Service.

He appeared to be healthy but will be examined by medical personnel, he said.

Lauzier went missing around 8 p.m. Wednesday night, and was last seen near 166 Deering Ridge Road. Game wardens and the York County Sheriff’s Office launched a search for him that ended less than a day later.

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Callie Ferguson

Callie Ferguson is an investigative reporter for the Bangor Daily News. She writes about criminal justice, police and housing.