#UPDATE: Frank Birch was located at a Gardiner store early Friday evening. Birch had called his wife saying he was Christmas shopping, although was confused about the town he was in. A State Trooper got then on the phone with him while Gardiner Police went to the store to confirm that Birch was safe.

Maine State Police are asking for the public’s help in locating an elderly New Gloucester man who did not show up for a medical appointment Thursday morning in Yarmouth and is believed to be operating his pickup truck. 78-year-old Frank Birch was last seen about 8:30 am in North Yarmouth after his truck was pulled out of a snow bank by a wrecker.

Frank Birch (Maine State Police)

Police says there was no damage to the truck.  Birch drove off after the incident. He was believed to be on the way to a medical appointment in Yarmouth, but he never arrived.

Birch was driving his 2002 green Dodge pickup truck with Maine license plate 8220G.

He was reported missing by his wife Thursday afternoon. She says he has some issues with memory loss.

Anyone seeing the truck should call State Police in Gray at 657-3030.