Press Release

July 29, 2013

LARGAY SEARCH UPDATE:

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Maine Warden Service

--For Immediate Release--

Monday, July 29, 2013: The search continues today for Geraldine Largay. Several search assignments have been completed which are contained within two points on the AT. Several more assignments will be given today as well. The high probability search area is approximately 27 miles on the AT and begins about one-half mile south of the Caribou Valley Road intersection with the AT and extends south to Route 4, near Rangeley. The search area encompasses roughly 81 square miles. Weather conditions are cloudy this morning with a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. It is unlikely aircraft will be utilized today.

Largay search log to date in miles: Canine teams - 56.2 miles
Hasty/Grid Teams (ground searchers) – 300.2 Miles Horse Teams – 26.9 Aircraft/Helicopter – 338

Approximately 30 searchers will be out today to include Maine game wardens, Mahoosuc SAR, US Border Patrol, and the Maine Forest Service. Those with any information should call the Maine State Police Communications Center in Augusta at (207) 624-7076 or 1-800-452-4664 (Maine only).

Photo 1: Colored lines represent where searchers have been and includes hasty/grid teams, horse teams, and canine teams. Searchers continue to cover many areas not yet colored.

Please direct media related calls to Corporal John MacDonald by calling: Public Safety Dispatch in Gray at 207-657-3030 Email at: john.macdonald@maine.gov