Officials focus search for Tennessee hiker lost in Franklin County

Posted Aug. 13, 2013, at 2:46 p.m.
Geraldine Largay
Courtesy of the Maine Warden Service
Geraldine Largay

AUGUSTA, Maine — Game wardens and other volunteers are focusing on the Barnjum area in Mount Abram Township in their search for a missing Tennessee hiker.

The search for Geraldine Largay, 66, who has been missing since July 21, is now nearly a month old, according to Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service.

As recently as this weekend, game wardens and Maine Association of Search and Rescue volunteers have searched using human and canine teams in attempts to locate Largay, according to MacDonald.

Search activities have occurred as weather and resources have permitted, the corporal said. Search efforts over the weekend yielded no sign of Largay.

Largay went missing during a hike along the Appalachian Trail, a journey that commenced in April.

She had planned on meeting her husband on July 22 in Wayman Township in Franklin County, but that meeting never took place despite the fact that Largay sent a text to her husband at 7:15 a.m. that day.

Game wardens are also looking to speak to any hikers who may have stayed at or hiked past the Spaulding Lean-To along the trail on July 22 or 23.

Anyone with information regarding Largay should contact the Public Safety dispatch center in Augusta at 624-7076.

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