NORTH WATERBORO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Maine State Game Wardens were amazed with the public's outpouring of support during the second full day of the search for missing teen Jaden Dremsa.
Jaden Dremsa, a 15-year-old who suffers from asperger's syndrome, is 5'9" and 140 pounds. He was last seen around 3 p.m. Thursday at Twin Pines Trailer Park in North Waterboro.
Asperger's is characterized by difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication. Dremsa's family said he is very high-functioning.
Wardens said nearly 300 volunteers showed up to help during Saturday's search for Dremsa.
Lt. Kevin Adam said that anyone with a camp or empty structure be should be extra vigilant. Wardens feel Dremsa may have or may be seeking shelter in an abandoned building or structure.
Dremsa's family assisted with the search Saturday. They combed woods along Chadbourne Ridge Rd.
Wardens said the amount of support that has poured in is astounding. They had more than enough volunteers Saturday. Wardens encouraged the volunteers who hadn't been sent out, to rest up and come back Sunday, so they are ready to go if needed.
The weather made it difficult to be able to search by air Saturday morning, but they were able to search by plane Saturday afternoon. They also searched with canines Saturday.
The search area expanded from a one to a two-mile radius Saturday.
They searched until 6 p.m. Saturday. Another search is planned to begin Sunday morning.