Search Continues for Missing Portland Water Taxi Driver
November 12, 2015
Multiple agencies, including the Maine Marine Patrol and the Coast Guard, are searching for Adam Patterson, 30, of Cape Elizabeth, an employee of the Portland-based water taxi service Portland Express Taxi. Patterson and a 24’ vessel belonging to Portland Express were reported missing at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11. A search was conducted between Portland and Yarmouth, Phippsburg and Harpswell Sound, and South Portland and the Kennebunk River, with negative results.
The Marine Patrol and other agencies resumed the search for Patterson at 6:00 a.m. A Marine Patrol Protector vessel and the patrol vessel Vigilant are involved in today’s search, along with airplanes operated by the Marine Patrol and the Coast Guard.
According to the Marine Patrol, Patterson was last heard from during a conversation with a family member on Wednesday morning at approximately 1:30 a.m. A review of security camera footage owned by DiMillo’s Marina, where the water taxi was docked, shows Patterson leaving in the vessel at 3:25 a.m. on Wednesday.
According to Marine Patrol reports, both of Patterson’s cell phones were found aboard a sailboat docked on Long Wharf in Portland, on which he had been staying on for about 10 days. Patterson’s vehicle was also found parked in Dimillo’s parking lot.