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Two men missing after attending house party in Maine, police say

Prescott Wright (left) and Zachary Wells
Kennebunkport Police Department
Prescott Wright (left) and Zachary Wells
Kennebunkport Police Department

(CBS/AP) KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Officials searched for two young men Sunday who disappeared last week after attending a small party at one of their houses.

Police said 21-year-old Zachary Wells and 23-year-old Prescott Wright were last seen drinking beer with a small group of friends at Wells' house.

The two men are students at The Landing School, a boat-building and yacht design school in Arundel, Maine.

Witnesses told police the men were intoxicated, Police Chief Craig Sanford said. They weren't in the home when another resident went downstairs to turn off a radio at 4 a.m. Thursday, and they didn't show up for classes Thursday or Friday.

Sanford said nothing indicates foul play, and added that the disappearance is one of the strangest cases he's seen.

Searches of ocean waters, roadsides and marshy areas have failed to turn up any clues, the chief said. The search continued Sunday with a Warden Service airplane searching from the air and the Maine Marine Patrol and members of Well's and Wright's families searching on the ground.

"There's no one area to pinpoint because we don't know where they might have gone," he said.