December 11, 2023

Body of missing hiker found

CUSTER COUNTY — The Custer County Sheriff’s Office confirms the body of 25-year-old Luke Richardson has been found.

Source: Body of missing hiker found


Searches of reservoir, wolf den yield no clues in hunt for Idaho toddler

Authorities searching for a 2-year-old boy missing from an Idaho campsite are investigating all angles, including the possibility the child was dragged away by a pack of wolves or abducted by a stranger, the Lemhi County Sheriff told

Source: Searches of reservoir, wolf den yield no clues in hunt for Idaho toddler | Fox News


Newport man lost in woods with girlfriend found, then arrested 

ELLIOTSVILLE TOWNSHIP, Maine — A Newport couple who got lost in the woods in Piscataquis County said after they were found Tuesday that they had just wanted a couple of minutes by themselves. They got about 24 hours of unexpected alone time followed by a sudden separation. Michael Chapman, 40, […]
Source: Newport man lost in woods with girlfriend found, then arrested — Piscataquis — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine


Maine Game Wardens responded to two different Search and Rescue calls in northern and southern Maine on Wednesday, July 23.

Press Release from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife:

DEBOULLIE TOWNSHIP – JULY 23, 2014: Mark Nadeau, 46 of Gorham, ME, was camping near Deboullie Lake with his son Nathaniel Nadeau age 16, and a friend Garrick Brown age 15 also from Gorham. The two young men hiked to the Deboullie Mountain Fire Tower at about 1:30pm. A storm came in and the two headed down the mountain on the wrong trail ending up about 3.1 miles further west in the wrong direction. This put them on the west end of Gardner Pond, a very remote location. At about 8:15pm, three game wardens responded to the call and headed to Deboullie Township for the search. At about 1:00am voice contact was made, but it was on the other side of the lake. After a 2 ½ hour hike up over Gardner Mountain and down to the lake the two young men were found at about 3:30am in cool but good condition. Game Warden Pilot Jeff Spencer was called in at dawn, to taxi the party out of the rugged country with the plane across Gardner and Deboullie Lake. Red River Sporting Camps owner Jen Brophy spent the entire night in the woods assisting wardens with her knowledge of the trails and was a huge reason the search was successful.

Nathaniel Nadeau, Garrick Brown and Jen Brophy with responding game wardens at Gardner Pond – Courtesy of MWS

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CASCO – JULY 23, 2014: David Crocker, 86 of Portland was located yesterday along Meadow Brook in need of medical attention. While out fishing on along Meadow Brook on Monday, Mr. Crocker suffered a severe medical event. On Wednesday he received a phone call which awoke him and he was able to convey that he needed assistance. Four game wardens and a Cumberland County Deputy responded to the area and were able to locate Mr. Crocker after conducting a hasty search along Meadow Brook. Mr. Crocker was transported to Brighton Hospital after being outside for over 2 days.

No further information is available at this time.