01-02-2010, 03:20 PM #1
ME - Richard "Shaw" Jackson - 18 years old - China Lake - 1 Jan 2010
2 Jan 10
The Maine Wardens Service is searching the China Lake area for a missing teenager.
18 year old Richard Jackson was last seen Friday night around 08:00 or 09:00 PM. He was on his way home from the Pinkham Fuel Center where he was fixing up his snowmobile. Wardens say he was riding his snowmobile, a black Yamaha Exciter, but they don't know what route he took. They don't know whether Jackson went via a known trail or chose to ride across the lake.
As of Noon, Wardens are on scene. More crews are en route, including local snowmobile clubs that have been authorised by the Wardens Service.
If anyone has any information into the whereabouts of Richard Jackson is urged to contact Augusta State Police at 624-7076.
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01-02-2010, 03:35 PM #2Registered User
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Missing - China Lake, ME
I just heard this on the news. I'm sure this darn snow we've had in our state all weekend is not helping in the search. My heart goes out to the young mans family and friends. I pray that they locate him safe and sound.
01-02-2010, 09:56 PM #3
Search for missing snowmobiler suspended for night
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine authorities have suspended for the night the search for a missing 18-year-old man who was last seen with his snowmobile Friday night.
01-03-2010, 12:38 PM #4
ME officials resume search for missing snowmobiler
Sun, 3 Jan 2010
(NECN) - The search for a missing Maine snowmobiler has resumed after being suspended Saturday night because of snow.
01-03-2010, 06:22 PM #5
Volunteers aid in search for snowmobiler
SOUTH CHINA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Dozens of volunteers filled the woods around China Lake Sunday looking for Richard 'Shaw' Jackson.
Jackson was last seen Friday. After getting his snowmobile fixed he headed home on his sled.
Since then Wardens and volunteers have searched the woods in the area near China Lake, where he was last seen. Officials say he had a full tank of gas which could land him anywhere within 120 square miles.
4:30 p.m. UPDATE
For Immediate Release January 3, 2010
Maine Warden Service: Search for Missing 18-year-old Snowmobiler Continues
SOUTH CHINA -- The Maine Warden Service continues to investigate leads in its search for Richard “Shaw” Jackson, a 18-year-old Erskine Academy student who was last seen on Friday night, January 1, leaving a snowmobile shop for his home on his sled.
At this time, the Maine Warden Service is asking searchers to come in from the trails because of darkness and weather conditions.
"Contrary to reports posted online, Mr. Jackson has not been found,” according to MWS Major Gregory Sanborn
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01-04-2010, 03:34 PM #6
Thirteen snowmobilers clubs asked to join in search by Maine Warden's Service.
It also says that Richard was not dressed for the weather.God has a plan to help bring justice to the world -- and his plan is us.
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01-04-2010, 03:36 PM #7
China Lake has 4000 acres and thin ice and open water.
This is where the search teams have concentrated.
3 stories about Richard.
Last edited by dreamweaver; 01-04-2010 at 03:37 PM. Reason: add linkGod has a plan to help bring justice to the world -- and his plan is us.
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01-04-2010, 08:46 PM #8
UPDATE: (6:00pm) Maine Warden Service Search Suspended for Night 1/4/2010
The Maine Warden Service has suspended for the night its search for a missing 18-year-old Erskine Academy student who has been missing since Friday night, Jan. 1.The search will continue Tuesday.
01-05-2010, 08:39 AM #9Registered User
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I saw a short news piece on this kid on the Weather Channel this morning.
01-05-2010, 09:09 AM #10
01-05-2010, 08:06 PM #11
UPDATE 1/5/10 (1:30PM) Maine Warden Service: Search Continues for Missing Snowmobiler
Game wardens and warden pilots, too, continue to search snowmobile trails and China Lake from the ground and from the air. Two airboats and warden divers are on the water.On Monday night, Jan. 4, the Maine Warden Service located snowmobile tracks that lead into the west cove of China Lake where the water is open, according to MWS Col. Joel Wilkinson.
At this time, there is NO indication that the tracks were made by the snowmobile driven by the missing teen, Richard Jackson, 18, a junior at Erskine Academy, according to Col. Wilkinson.
“We’re not certain those are his tracks near the cove,” Wilkinson said. “But this is an area of concern and we are putting resources there, and we are continuing to search in other areas as well.”
01-09-2010, 11:48 AM #12
Maine Warden Service Suspends Search for Missing Snowmobiler; Issues Ice Warning
January 7, 2010
The Maine Warden Service tonight suspended its search for 18-year-old Richard “Shaw” Jackson of China after an extensive six-day search for the snowmobiler who went missing Friday night, Jan. 1, 2010, en route home from a snowmobile repair shop.
Col. Joel Wilkinson, chief game warden, said the decision to suspend the search was discussed with Mr. Jackson’s family this evening.
Col. Wilkinson said the case will remain open and an investigator will be assigned to it. A Maine Warden Service pilot periodically will fly over China Lake and the area to look for any sign of Mr. Jackson.
02-07-2010, 09:21 AM #13
CHINA Wardens continue to pursue leads on missing snowmobiler
BY SCOTT MONROE
CHINA -- It's been a month since the Maine Warden Service suspended its search for Richard "Shaw" Jackson, an 18-year-old snowmobiler who went missing the night of Jan. 1.
During the last month, warden officials said they have flown an airplane over China Lake several times and investigated at least three new leads.
But none of those efforts have offered any insight into the key mystery: Where is Jackson?
"It is still a 'missing persons' case and is being worked on by the Maine Warden Service," said Deborah Turcotte, spokeswoman for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. "We have no information whether he's alive or deceased. After the case was suspended after six days of searching, we still had a lot of unanswered questions. The first, of course, is where could he have gone? But the wardens haven't learned anything since then."
02-07-2010, 02:56 PM #14
I have so much respect for the Maine Wardens Service."Don't forget the kangaroo!"
04-16-2010, 09:50 AM #15
Body of missing Maine snowmobiler found in lake
By Associated Press
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
CHINA, Maine — The body of an 18-year-old Maine snowmobiler has been found in China Lake.
The Maine Warden’s Service says the body of Richard "Shaw" Jackson of China was found at about 6 p.m. Tuesday by two fishermen in the lake’s west basin, an area known as "the narrows."
Rest in Peace Richard.
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