Tylar Michaud went missing last Friday. Credit: Courtesy of Mack Kelley

The search continues for 18-year-old Tylar Michaud, who went missing last Friday.

No new details were available from the Maine Marine Patrol on the evening of the fifth day of searching for the recent Sumner Memorial High School graduate, but the department intended to resume the search on Wednesday morning.

The Tuesday search involved Marine Patrol vessels and the Marine Patrol plane, along with support from Army National Guard planes and private pilots which provided aerial support.

The Wednesday search will involve the Marine Patrol’s vessels, along with aerial support, as searchers comb the area near Petit Manan Point, where Michaud’s boat was   was found empty Friday evening.

Ron Michaud, Tylar Michaud’s father, said the support from the community while looking for his son has been overwhelming. He said Tylar Michaud spent most of his time in the fishing community, so many who know him have been searching.

“His family and the fishing community taught him how to fish,” Ron Michaud said. “He would go out with all the fishermen. They would have him be a sternman, and he would pick their brain and try to learn as much as he could about lobster fishing.”

Community members continue to search the area for any sign of the lobsterman.


Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.