Search continues in Maine for missing hiker

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July 27, 2013, 9:42 pm
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(NECN: Kathryn Sotnik) - By air and on the ground, the search was on Saturday once again for missing hiker Geraldine Largay, a 66-year-old woman from Tennessee who disappeared while hiking the Applachian Trail.

Saturday's search consisted of about 130 people, including rangers, wardens, and volunteers, scouring a 25 square mile section of mountainous terrain for the experienced hiker.

"This is very hilly terrain, bouldery, we're trying to as many drainages, roads, and other little trails that aren't marked," said Lt. Kevin Adam of the Maine Warden Service.

Largay was last seen near Rangeley last week when her husband met her to drop off supplies. He planned to meet her again on Monday near Carrabassett Valley to drop off more of those supplies, but she never showed up.

Game wardens say they're looking to talk to several hikers in the area to find out more information.

Friday, they were also looking to talk to an unidentified female hiker who may have shared a "lean-to," or shelter, with Largay.

"Just looking for that one piece of information that's going to take us where she is," said Adam.

But officials admit getting that information could be difficult.

"We're in an isolated area," said Adam. "It takes days to get to other major crossings. Some of these hikers may not stop for days at major hostels and they may not see the news for three or four days."

Tags: maine, Rangeley, Maine Warden Service , Carrabassett Valley , Appalachian Trail, Kathryn Sotnik, Geraldine Largay, Kevin Adam
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