Hiker found Dead in Southern Maine

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ROME, Maine (WAGM) A 57-year-old male from Mount Vernon, Maine was located deceased along a hiking trail in Rome late Thursday evening. The male was last seen yesterday at about 1:00 p.m. when he left a parking area to snowshoe to the top of Round Top Mountain. Members of the Rome Fire Department located the male just after 9:00 PM Thursday while conducting a ground search with game wardens. Searchers had been searching trails off the Watson Pond Road.

Maine State Police along with Belgrade Rescue assisted on scene. Although it appears as though the cause of death may be exposure, the Maine Chief Medical Examiner’s Office has been contacted and will be evaluating this incident. The name of the man is not being released at this time until family notifications have been made.