Portland authorities and Maine game wardens are asking the general public for any details about the location of a 29-year-old Portland man who went outdoor camping, most likely near Pleasant Mountain, and has actually not been seen for almost a week.
“281”/ > Samuel Kern Maine Warden Service Samuel Kern was last seen in Portland on Sept. 18 when he informed relative he was going outdoor camping however did not say where.
Two days later on, Kern’s lorry, a 2002 Toyota Highlander with Virginia plates, was seen at the Pleasant Mountain fire warden’s trailhead near 321 Warren Road in Denmark and has not been moved since then.
Pleasant Mountain is a popular treking area near Shawnee Peak, and has an approximately 10-mile network of tracks that lead up to and around its peak. Camping and off-trail trips are not allowed.
A search is underway in the Pleasant Mountain area, and anybody who saw Kern in between Sept. 18 and Sept. 20 on the trail is asked to call the Maine Warden Service 624-7076.
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