Day: March 20, 2021
Get hold of: Jay Elhard, 207 288-8807
BAR HARBOR, MAINE – Two hikers appear to have fallen about 100 ft along ice protected cliff bands on Dorr Mountain. Their bodies have been recovered on Saturday, March 20 by National Park Service rangers working with volunteers from Mount Desert Island Research and Rescue (MDISAR) and a helicopter from the Maine Forest Service. NPS rangers and Maine State Police are investigating, with the assistance of Bar Harbor Police Office.
A research was initiated on Friday night right after relatives customers documented the couple overdue.
The man, 28, and female, 30, the two of Rutland, MA, had arrived in Bar Harbor on Tuesday. They have been very last read from Thursday around noon. The woman discussed being fascinated in hiking Cadillac Mountain during a mobile mobile phone conversation with family members members. Concerns arose on Friday afternoon when they did not examine out of their hotel as scheduled or return to their motor vehicle.
The look for overnight involved a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter from Cape Cod equipped with thermal imaging technology which searched for heat signatures on the north and east sides of Dorr and Cadillac Mountains without success. A ground lookup began Saturday morning in places of large chance including 15 volunteers and additional park employees.
Searchers on foot discovered the bodies late Saturday morning.
No further information is offered at this time.
Update: Monday, March 22
Adhering to confirmation of family members notification, the identities of the hikers are:
- Wayne Beckford, 28
- Kassandra Caceres, 30