Maine Marine Patrol located the body of a 64-year-old man on Friday, April 27, about a quarter of a mile away from his boat, which was moored in Stockton Harbor.

Sgt. Jay Carroll with the Maine Marine Patrol said the body of Thomas Edward Hoge, who is a seasonal resident of Stockton Springs but lives in Maryland during the rest of the year, was located after a search effort involving several local and state agencies Friday morning.

Carroll said a local fisherman, who was familiar with Hoge, noticed the man’s car parked at the boat launch area on the east end of the harbor Thursday night.

“A fisherman had seen [Hoge’s] vehicle there at the landing the evening before, at about 6 p.m.,” Carroll said.

Carroll said the fisherman became more concerned about Hoge when he returned to the landing early Friday morning and saw Hoge’s vehicle parked in the same spot.

“That raised his suspicion,” said Carroll.

The fisherman decided to head out to Hoge’s boat, Carroll said, and when he arrived he saw Hoge’s sailboat was still moored in the harbor and also noticed his capsized skiff was still tied to the vessel.

“That’s when he called us,” said Carroll.

Carroll said the Coast Guard, Waldo County Sheriff’s Department, Maine Maritime Academy and Stockton Springs fire and ambulance departments were involved in the search and recovery. Hoge’s body was located at about 8 a.m. Friday.

An official with the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday morning that the results of an autopsy, which is scheduled for this week, is not yet complete.