Friends of missing Tenn. hiker helping with search in Maine

To view this site, you need to have Flash Player 9.0.115 or later installed. Click here to get the latest Flash player.

August 3, 2013, 7:08 am
Print Article

(NECN/NBC: Chris Rose) - The official search for a hiker that went missing in Maine has been postponed until Sunday, but the hiker's friends are actively doing what they can do help.

Gerry Largay had hiked 800 miles with her friend Jane Lee before a family issue forced her to leave the trail in New Hampshire. She was expected to meet her husband in a nearby town, but never showed.

The official search for Largay will wait until later this weekend to continue, but Lee and friend Kit Parks have arrived in Maine to do some searching of their own.

The two women are following Largay's planned trail, hoping their personal knowledge of the missing woman's habits will inform their search.

"If anybody knows how Gerry thinks, it's this woman," Parks said of Lee. "She spent 3 months on the trail with her. So we thought we'd go out and say, 'What would Gerry do at this decision point?'"

"Hike Gerry's hike," Lee added.

Largay has been missing for more than two weeks.

Watch the attached video for more.

Tags: maine, hiking , search and rescue, Chris Rose, Gerry Largay, Jane Lee
34-year-old Nathaniel Kibby of Gorham, NH, faces a felony kidnapping charge
Accident happened at intersection of Columbus and Massachusetts Avenues
The tornado in Revere, Mass. tore through buildings