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March 15, 2012
Micah Thomas Located Alive by Searchers
Dresden, MAINE – March 15, 2012: 12-year-old Micah Thomas was located alive but cold this afternoon by searchers along the Eastern River. The search began on the east side of the Eastern River but ended on the west shore after Thomas crossed the river over night. Thomas told authorities he did not hear searchers or airplanes until this morning when he began hollering. At approximately 2:00 pm this afternoon, a civilian searcher who lives in the area heard Micah hollering and came to his aid. He was found without his boots and showing signs of hypothermia. A nearby Maine Marine Patrol boat responded and brought Micah on board. He was transported to the boat landing on Route 197 where he was treated by medical personnel and transported to the hospital for evaluation.
The Thomas family has expressed their gratefulness to all those who responded to help find Micah. Emergency responders in this incident included the Maine Warden Service, Maine Marine Patrol, Maine State Police-Computer Crimes Division, Maine Search and Rescue Association (MASAR), Maine Forest Service, Lincoln County Emergency Management Office, Dresden Fire and multiple area fire departments.
(Attached images show Micah Thomas in the ambulance as well as the GPS search data collected during the search; courtesy of Maine Warden Service.)
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