An Old Town man who went fishing in Washington County late last week is missing.
Lowell Wheaton, 62, was last heard from Thursday afternoon while he was heading to his camp in Pocumcus Lake west of Baileyville, according to Mark Latti, a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
His canoe was found drifting on Pocumcus Lake about noon Friday, Latti said Monday afternoon.
Maine and Passamaquoddy game wardens, along with Maine forest rangers, have been searching area camps and roads for any signs of Wheaton. Dive teams also have been searching Pocumcus Lake with the assistance of an underwater remotely operated vehicle.
Pocumcus Lake is approximately 5 miles long and 1 mile wide, with a maximum depth of 44 feet. Pocumcus Lake is part of the West Grand Lakes area, as Sysladobsis Lake flows into Pocumcus Lake, and Pocumcus Lake flows into West Grand Lake.