Hiker Will Not be Charged for 3 Day Search 

An Ohio hiker who spent three days lost near Mount Katahdin after leaving a hiking trail won’t have to pay for his rescue.Baxter State Park Director Jensen Bissell says the rules would allow them to charge 41-year-old Michael Hays with the costs of the search.Hays was rescued May 31st, three days after he left a trail, thinking it would be a shortcut.Bissell says officials decided not to charge Hays because he seemed to be an experienced hiker, was properly equipped and made several smart choices to save himself.The costs of the rescue haven’t been determined. (AP)