Archive | Accidents

RSS feed for this section

Three Appalachian Trail Hikers Rescued from Flooded Trail in Maine

Amy McConaughy (left) & Kelly Wood were rescued in Maine.

Our pal Corporal John MacDonald, public relations & information officer for the Maine Warden Service, sent us this report on October 1, 2015 about the rescue of three hikers rescued from a flooded section of the Appalachian Trail. “Two missing female through hikers were found safe this morning [10-1-15] on a flooded portion of Maine’s Appalachian Trail […]

Michael Kirkpatrick ~ A Veteran Lost & Found on the Appalachian Trail

Michael Kirkpatrick's Facebook Photo

One of several mysteries regarding Michael Kirkpatrick has been solved. The Army veteran, according to friends, was “distraught” on July 18, 2015.  His roommate said Michael Kirkpatrick suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). On July 19th, the 29-year-old father of two children drove away from his home in Fayetteville, NC and disappeared. At 1 PM on August 18th, Michael […]

AT Hikers Fording Kennebec River on Foot Ignore Danger

david corrigan kennebec facebook (2)

Dire warnings by the Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC) and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) are ignored by hikers fording the Appalachian Trail (AT) at the Kennebec River on foot.  They’re risking their lives, instead of using the free ferry service supplied by the ATC. The Kennebec River crossing is near Maine’s Concord Township, home of Registered Master Guide David Corrigan […]

Appalachian Trail Hiker Rescued Near Rangeley, Maine

Rangeley, Maine ~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Corporal John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service said a 56-year-old Clinton, Connecticut man is recovering after being rescued from the Appalachian Trail (AT) near Rangeley, Maine on August 14, 2015. AT hiker William Appleby used his emergency beacon to communicate that he was suffering from severe abdominal pain, possibly caused by food poising. Rescuers responded at 2:30 AM and […]