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Welcome to the webpage for Down East Emergency Medicine Institute (DEEMI). Our goal is to improve Medevac techniques and Search and Rescue in the State of Maine and the New England region.

Use the pull-down menus on each page to navigate around. Read more about who we are and what we do, our abilities, our volunteers, operations, search missions and the research & development projects we are doing with the University of Maine.

To the left is a slideshow of various DEEMI activity during recent searches.


CURRENT or RECENT Searches                 (For more detailed story visit our SEARCHES page!)

DEEMI search aircraft and ground search teams are headed to the Auburn area, looking for the missing 5-year old, who along with his 9-year old brother, fell into the Androscoggin river on April 24 and were swept away 4/24. Here are two articles from the Sun Journal -here- and  -here- and a couple from the Bangor Daily News  -here- and -here-.  

After receiving new information from another eye witness account, ground search teams and UAVs are back at Waldo Mountain in Frankfort, Maine looking for the downed plane piloted by Lewis "Billy" Hogan Jr, missing since May 2, 1972. Update 04-23-18: UAV teams continue to fly and image the rugged Mt Waldo terrain.

Searching the Kenduskeag River and confluence with the Penobscot River in Bangor, Maine for 22yo Peter Manuel who went missing about 01:00am on 03-02-18. Update 04-17-18: nearly every day since his disappearance, we CONTINUE to search the Penobscot River from the Sea Dog downstream with ground teams, aircraft and drone, all the way to Bucksport. Update 04-03-18: DEEMI search aircraft was up today taking imagery from Bangor to Fort Point Lighthouse in Stockton Springs.

A search for missing Father Clement Thibodeau focused on the Pistol Lakes Region south of Springfield, Maine over a three month period. DEEMI searched by aircraft, drone, 4WD team, and personal vehicles. Thibodeau's vehicle was found by a logger and his body nearby.

--more DEEMI Searches here--

Watch the FEATURED VIDEO below by DJI  to learn more about DEEMI, our mission and the people we serve.