Fishermen discovered the body of a male subject floating in Greenland Cove, Bremen, northeast of Round Pond Harbor, a little after 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 19, according to Maine Marine Patrol Sgt. Matthew Talbot. The search of Round Pond Harbor for a missing Bremen man has been suspended while searchers wait for the Maine Chief Medical Examiner’s Office to identify the body.
Talbot expects the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office to have more information by the end of the day Tuesday, Aug. 20.
Glenn Murdoch, 63, went missing a week ago, on Monday, Aug. 12, according to a statement from the Maine Department of Marine Resources. He keeps an 18-foot aluminum Starcraft boat in the harbor and, at some point Aug. 12, took his skiff out to the vessel.
Later in the day, a good Samaritan found the skiff adrift and brought it to the town dock, where it was later located.
The DMR’s law enforcement agency, Maine Marine Patrol, was notified that Murdoch was missing at about 9:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and began searching the water and shoreline of the harbor with the U.S. Coast Guard and Bristol Fire Department.
The search was suspended at 1 a.m. Tuesday and resumed by the dive team and a Marine Patrol airplane at 6 a.m. Tuesday. Tuesday’s search focused on the area around Murdoch’s mooring, near the town dock.
The search was suspended at 6 p.m. Tuesday. It resumed at 8 a.m. Wednesday with the dive team, airplane, and Marine Patrol vessels participating.
Police dogs joined the search Thursday night and Friday morning, according to Talbot, who is directing the search. No plane was available Friday and it was not clear whether a plane would rejoin the search over the weekend.
The search by boat was to continue Saturday and Sunday, Talbot said.
The Lincoln County News will update this post.