Missing Hiker on Katahdin – Update

Updated 5 years ago

The biggest search in 40 years at Baxter State Park is underway.A hiker from Ohio has been missing for three days.41-Year-old Michael Hays of Stow, Ohio, was last seen Friday afternoon on the Knife Edge trail, which connects the two highest peaks, Baxter and Pamola on Mount Katahdin.Park Director Jensen Bissell said at midday Monday, some tracks had been spotted in a snow field below the south rim of Mount Katahdin.He says searchers are now following up to see if those tracks were made by Hays.The search for hays is the largest in Baxter State Park since the early 1970s.The search began Saturday after Hays failed to sign out on a hiking register at a trail head.


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