A Warden Service pilot was able to locate three anglers after their vehicle got stuck northwest of Parkertown Twp.

Samuel Luebbert, Jessica Haskell, and Chad Mason, all 23 and from Portland, were reported missing after they failed to return home from an overnight fishing trip and could not be reached by cellphone. Family members contacted authorities and a search was launched by game wardens and members of the Rangeley police and fire departments, Franklin Sheriff's Office, and U.S. Border Patrol.

The group was located at around 11:00 Thursday morning by Maine Warden Pilot Jeff Beach. Game Warden Mike Pierre and four US Border Patrol agents rode snowmobiles and drove one truck to the location where the trio's four-wheel drive vehicle had become stuck on an unplowed portion of the Lincoln Pond Road. Rescuers used a winch to free the four-wheeler.

All three were in good health after spending the night in the vehicle and, once unstuck, were able to drive the vehicle back to Portland.

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