On Tuesday, August 13, 2013, Cpl. MacDonald said the Maine Warden Service (MWS) search for Gerry Largay continues.
The 66-year-old Appalachian Trail hiker -- whose Trail name is "Inchworm" -- has not been seen since July 22nd, while hiking the AT.
Gerry was last seen near the Spaulding Mountain lean-to in the Lone Mountain area in Franklin County, Maine, northeast of Rangeley. Formal, organized searches were conducted over the past weekend, with game wardens and Maine Association for Search and Rescue (MASAR) volunteers.
Rescuers searched for Gerry Largay -- whose Trail name is "Inchworm" -- on foot, horseback and with specialized canine teams. Searching continues to be in the areas of highest probability, as determined by countless interviews and analysis of trustworthy information.
Authorities are accessing the Appalachian Trail via an area known as "Barnjum" in the Mount Abram Township. Lt. Kevin Adam of the MWS -- and many others -- finds the disappearance of Inchworm mystifying because virtually all hikers who lose their way on Maine's trails are found within a day.
Everyone agrees on one fact: People just don't disappear. Gerry is somewhere. Eventually, she will be found. We still hope she is found alive and able to recover from her ordeal. Wardens continue to seek information from hikers or others who have specific information related to Geraldine Largay and her journey on the AT -- especially information related to the dates between Sunday, July 21 and Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
Meanwhile, back in Tennessee, George Largay spoke to the media at the Nashville offices of McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations. Mr. Largay spoke of the difficulty of the "uncertainty" of dealing with the mystery of his wife's disappearance.
Mr. Largay says he has not given up hope. Mr. Largay's family is planning a memorial service for Gerry Largay in October.
The Maine Association for Search and Rescue (MASAR) is a non-profit organization that promotes and develops search and rescue resources for the state of Maine. MASAR provides training and certification for search and rescue volunteers using nationally-recognized standards.
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