The body of a Passadumkeag man missing since early Saturday morning has been found in the Penobscot River.
Deputy Chief Troy Morton of the Penobscot County Sheriff's Department said crews found 75-year-old Gerald Crommett's truck submerged in the river 60 feet from shore on Sunday morning, along with his body.
Crommett was last seen leaving his home on Pleasant Street around 5:00 AM Saturday morning to go to work in Enfield. Crews from the Penobscot County Sheriff's Department, State Police and the Maine Warden Service searched through the blizzard on Saturday after receiving a missing person's report around 11:30 AM.
Morton said search crews found evidence that a truck might be in the Penobscot River around 8:00 Saturday night, but couldn't get to the water in the wind and snow.
We're told crews returned on Sunday morning and recovered Crommett's body. Morton believes Crommett became disoriented after hitting a tree and drove his pickup into the river.
Police Search for a Missing Passadumkeag Man