A 76-year-old Camden man with dementia is doing well Sept. 21 after having become lost the day before.

On Sept. 20, at 10 p.m., Game Warden Corporal Michelle Merrifield was called by Camden Police to help search for Peaceful Dawn of Camden, according to a news release from the Maine Warden Service.

Dawn was last seen at 1:30 p.m. on John Street near the entrance to Merry Gardens, an assisted living facility where he lives.

After searching the area near Merry Gardens, Corporal Merrifield and her K-9 Piper attempted to track Dawn. Corporal Merrifield and Piper checked a grassy entrance to a nearby power line to see if K-9 Piper could detect any scent. K-9 Piper appeared to indicate a scent so Corporal Merrifield hollered Dawn’s name and heard a faint response, the release states.

Dawn was located nearly 400 yards away from John Street in the area near the power lines. Dawn had walked into a swamp where he could no longer move. He was confused, dehydrated and weak. His legs were covered with abrasions and he could not stand on his own.

Corporal Merrifield contacted Camden Police Officer Sam Butler to assist with the difficult removal of Dawn from the swamp. It became too difficult for the two to remove Dawn so Camden Fire responded with a litter and carried Dawn back to an awaiting ambulance where he was evaluated. He was able to return to Merry Gardens after being evaluated.