BELFAST — Game Wardens K-9 Storm and Chad Robertson rescued a missing 80-year-old Belfast man, who was found early this morning unable to walk and severely hypothermic. They located him in a shallow ditch filled with water nearly a half-mile from his home.

According to a press release from Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Harold Buckmore, 80, of Belfast was last seen by his wife at their 32 Hunt Road home when he went to bed at 10:30 p.m. Friday, July 23. She woke up at 3 a.m. but was unable to find him and called police. Belfast Police searched the area upon arriving and also contacted the Maine Warden Service.

Several game wardens started searching around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, including Game Warden Robertson and his K-9 Storm. Robertson and Storm started on a track at the residence, which led down Hunt Road. After tracking approximately 4/10th-mile down Hunt Road and onto Jesse Robbins Road, Storm veered off the road and located Buckmore at approximately 7 a.m. in the woods, lying in a shallow, water-filled ditch filled, unable to get up. Buckmore was shaking and severely hypothermic, according to the press release.

Belfast Ambulance took Buckmore to Waldo County General Hospital where he is stable and recovering, the press release said.

No further information is available at this time.