Maine Warden Service searches for 15-year-old boy

NORTH WATERBORO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Warden Service is planning a large scale search for Saturday morning, as the search for a 15-year-old with Asperger's syndrome continues.

Jaden Dremsa was last seen at 3 p.m. Thursday near the Twin Pines Trailer Park in North Waterboro. The Maine Warden Service said his brother told his mother that Dremsa was going for a hike, something he did often. However, he did not return and Maine Warden Service has been searching since 8 p.m. Thursday.

Dremsa is 5-foot-9 and weighs approximately 140 lbs. He has shoulder length brown hair, blue eyes, and was wearing jeans and a dark shirt.

The Warden Service searched late Thursday and early Friday morning around the trailer park with K9 units. A grid and air search of the area began at daybreak. Game wardens have set up a post at the Lakeside Church in North Waterboro.

Friday night, Wardens reduced the number of searchers to give people some rest. They said they were expecting a large number of volunteers to begin searching at 8 a.m. Saturday.

They remained optimistic that Dremsa would be found alive, despite cool, wet conditions Friday night. Lt. Adam Gormely of the Warden Service said, "The human body is resilient, and he's young, so we're certainly expecting a positive outcome. So we're going to continue to push and use our resources the best that we can."

The Maine Warden Service said Dremsa is shy and timid, and that he may not respond to his name when called.

Anyone with information about Dremsa's location is asked to contact the Public Safety Dispatch Center in Gray at 207-657-3030.


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