Maine authorities search for missing Brentwood woman

Friday, July 26, 2013 at 10:42am

SANDY RIVER PLANTATION, Maine — About 60 searchers and a Maine Forest Service helicopter are taking part in the search for a Tennessee woman who went missing while hiking the Appalachian Trail.

The Maine Warden Service says 66-year-old Geraldine Anita Largay of Brentwood, Tenn., was supposed to meet her husband, George, Monday in Wyman Township in western Maine, but never showed up. Wardens said he kept track of her along the way and was making pre-determined stops to resupply her.

Wardens learned that on Wednesday, an employee of a nearby motel received a call from a female hiker who said she had spent Tuesday night with Largay in a lean-to on the trail in Spaulding.

She didn't leave a name and wardens are asking that woman to come forward.

The 5-foot-5, 115-pound Largay, an experienced hiker, was last seen wearing a black pullover shirt, tan pants, a blue hat and a black-and-green backpack.

The Warden Service said Friday that search efforts were concentrated on the trail north of the Spaulding lean-to toward a crossing at Route 27. The service said between those two points there are numerous overlapping roads and trails.