Search continues for missing Maine Maritime student


CASTINE (WGME) -- The search continues for David Breunig of Westbrook, a Maine Maritime Academy junior not see since Friday in Orono.

Breunig, 21, has not been heard from since he left a residence in the Crosby Street neighborhood of Orono, said MMA President William Brennan in a Facebook post Sunday morning.

The Hancock County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help to find Breunig on Saturday. Breunig is described as 6 feet, 4 inches tall with a slim, athletic build and weighing approximately 225 pounds. He has blue eyes and short light brown hair and was wearing wearing a black shirt, dark blue jeans and brown Timberland boots when he was last seen

Here is Brennan's statement.

Dear MMA Community,

The Hancock County Sheriff's Office is investigating the whereabouts of MMA student, David Breunig, a junior from Westbrook, Maine. David has been missing since just before midnight on Friday, February 26th when he left a residence in the Crosby Street neighborhood in Orono.

The Sheriff's Office is following up on information that may lead to his whereabouts. If you have information that could assist in the search effort, please contact Lt. Christopher Thornton of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office at 667-7575, or contact the Orono Police Department via the Penobscot County Regional Communications Center at 945-4636.

We hold hope for David's safety. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Stress and anxiety are normal reactions when a member of one's community is in potential danger. If you feel that you or a fellow student is struggling to handle these feelings, please contact MMA's counselor, Paul Ferreira, who provides counseling services to students. He can be reached by email or phone: or 326-2419 during business hours, or by contacting Campus Safety at 326-2479 during evening or weekend hours.

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