Hiker Found Dead Today of Highest Summit in Maine – Mt. Katahdin

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Stock image of Dudely Trail’s Pinnacle rock on Mt. Katahdin, Maine. image: 5lakeslodge.com

According to Baxter State Park, Maine officials, the body of a male hiker was found on the summit of Mt. Katahdin, the highest mountain in the state of Maine at 5,269′, on Thursday, October 8th 2020, at 10am.

A Blackhawk helicopter landed on the summit of the mountain at 3:44pm on Thursday and retrieved the body.

There have been 2 deaths on Mt. Katahdin in the past 2-days.

On Wednesday, Donald MacGillis, 74, died after falling 50-feet from Knife Ridge on Mt. Katahdin.

Donald was rescued by Blackhawk helicopter and transported to the hospital in critical condition where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Mt. Katahdin’s Knife Ridge. image: stavislost

 

Map showing location of Mt. Katahdin, Maine.

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