Missing UMaine Student Found 

University of Maine student Joshua Gilmore, a 19-year-old junior from Levant went missing this morning at approximately 6 a.m during a fraternity initiation process. Gilmore went into the woods near the Stillwater River in search of an artifact. When he didn’t return after a few minutes, a group of fraternity members went looking for him. Shortly after 8 a.m., they called UMaine police for help. Director of Operations for DEEMI Richard Bowie says the search effort for Gilmore was one of the largest he’s ever seen with 200 to 300 students searching this morning. He says the response time was also great. Gilmore was found when he walked out of the woods near the UMaine Steam Plant Parking lot at approximately 2:30 p.m. and was immediately identified by search personnel. He told police he had been walking for several hours. The Maine Warden Service and UMaine police coordinated the search, which also included professionals and equipment from the Orono Police Department, Old Town Police Department, Maine State Police, Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department, Orono Fire Department, Old Town Fire Department, Milford Fire Department, Indian Island Fire Department and Maine Forest Service. Gilmore was transported by ambulance to Eastern Maine Medical Center to be treated for possible hypothermia.