Missing Hampden Man Found Safe Near His Home
A Hampden man with dementia was found safe overnight, after going missing from his home.
Maine Warden Corporal John MacDonald reports that Hampden Police requested help from the Warden Service at around 6:30 last evening in the search for 67-year-old Donald Cobb Jr. Mr. Cobb suffers from dementia and hadn't been seen since 2:30 in the afternoon, which was unusual behavior for him.
Several Game Wardens and K-9 teams responded to the search, which focused near Cobb's home on the Old Emerson Mill Road. His residence and nearby outbuildings were searched, along with areas of thick cover which proved difficult to navigate. Visibility was low due to the foliage and the cloud cover.
It was close to midnight when a band of very strong thunderstorms passed through the area, creating heavy downpours, making the search even more challenging. Shortly after midnight, however, Game Warden Chad Robertson and his K-9 Storm located Cobb a short distance behind his home in good health.