Press Release

August 4, 2013

SEARCH UPDATE: GERALDINE LARGAY

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Maine Warden Service

--For Immediate Release--

SEARCH UPDATE FOR GERALDINE LARGAY: At the conclusion of today’s search efforts there was no new attributing evidence or information found as to Geraldine’s location. At this point, the search for Geraldine Largay will be extensively scaled back.

Today’s search involved approximately 115 searchers that included Maine game wardens and MASAR* search volunteers. They were concentrated in an area approximately 4.2 miles square. The area is contained within the black search boxes in the attached map. This search area was established based on several pieces of information gathered from hikers.

The search area was intensely covered today and utilized game wardens and K9 teams, MASAR foot searchers and both K9 and horseback teams. Game wardens will continue to investigate all leads. In the event new information becomes available, local wardens and MASAR searchers will be used to search those areas. Those with any information should call the Public Safety Dispatch Center Augusta at (207) 624-7076 or 1-800-452-4664 (Maine only).

(*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. See mainesearchandrescue.org for more information.)

No further information is available at this time.

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