Family of lost hiker won’t second-guess Maine over search

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The family of a hiker who died after getting lost on the Appalachian Trail in Maine isn’t going to second-guess searchers.

A statement Friday evening says Geraldine Largay’s family members witnessed the efforts of hundreds of searchers and that they know from visiting the location of her death how difficult it would’ve been to find her.

Documents released by the Maine Warden Service this week under Freedom of Access Act requests by media organizations indicate the 66-year-old Tennessee woman survived more than three weeks after getting lost in July 2013.

Her journal entries indicate she knew she was doing to die without being found.



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