Hiker Rescued from Remote Section of Appalachian Trail Dies

Updated 3 years ago

A 69-year-old hiker who apparently suffered a stroke while hiking one of the most remote portions of Maine’s Appalachian Trail has reportedly died at Millinocket Regional hospital.At about 2 o-clock Thursday afternoon the Maine Warden Service received a report from other hikers who had met the New Jersey man in a section of the so-called 100-mile wilderness who was suffering from “debilitating medical symptoms.”A team of wardens and rescue crews from Greenville and Millinocket headed to the area near Nahmakanta Lake. The warden service said bad weather made a helicopter rescue impossible.The name is not being released at this time, pending notification of family. 


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