Maine Marine Patrol finished its 9th straight day yesterday, July 30, searching for lobsterman Tylar Michaud, 18 of Steuben, missing since July 21.
Marine Patrol will continue the search effort in the coming weeks.
From the Department of Marine Resources:
Sunday’s search involved Marine Patrol and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) on the water and on land. Marine Patrol vessels searched Dyer Bay in Steuben to Tom Leighton Point in Milbridge. Marine Patrol and USFWS personnel conducted a four-mile shoreside search on Bois Bubert Island.
Marine Patrol Pilot Steve Ingram has continued to fly daily throughout the search, surpassing 50 hours Sunday. Pilot Ingram was assisted by private pilots, including local lobsterman and Air Guard members.
Ranger Pilot Joel Tourtelotte with the Maine Forest Service also flew surveillance Sunday afternoon.
Family and friends again joined the search on Sunday.
To-date there have been many involved in the search for Michaud, on the water, on land, and in the air. They include local fishermen and community members, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Maine Army National Guard, Maine Air National Guard, Maine Marine Patrol, Maine Forest Service, Maine State Police/Marine Patrol Underwater Recovery Team, and the Maine Warden Service. Additional air support has been provided by members of the Air National Guard and local residents in personal aircraft.
“I’m grateful for the unprecedented on-going efforts of all who have joined together in this difficult search,” said Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher.