Search Continues For Tenn. Woman Missing in Maine Woods

Jul 31, 2013

Portions of the Appalachian Trail in Maine cross difficult terrain.

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP/WMOT) — The search continued Wednesday for a Tennessee woman who went missing in Maine along a rugged section of the Appalachian Trail.

Geraldine Largay of Brentwood has been missing for more than a week.

Reporter Steve Minich of WMTW-TV in Portland is following the story. He says a spokesman for the Maine Warden’s Service is expressing concern that Largay may be running low on food.

“The last time that she had supplies was last Sunday when her husband. George, met her just outside of Rangley, and gave her enough supplies for a hike that would last about Tuesday or so."

Minich says, however, that Largay is equipped with a tent, matches and other survival gear. He says he’s hiked the area himself and notes that the terrain is extremely rugged. Minich says the Warden’s Service is starting to hint broadly that the search can’t continue indefinitely"

“I talked to the Warden yesterday and he just said, ‘Yeah. It’s a horrific decision to have to make,’ because they’ve had dozens of people out there searching."

Minich says the good news is that rangers plan to intensify the search this weekend when additional resources will be available.