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Missing Snowmobiler Rescued in Baxter State Park

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Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 11:51 AM EST
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PATTEN, Maine (WAGM) - Two Baxter State Park Rangers, working with the Maine Warden Service, located a missing snowmobiler in Baxter State Park earlier this morning.

Garret Foss, age 26, of Carmel, ran out of gas while snowmobiling on the Perimeter Road south of Daicey Pond in Baxter State Park last night. He was reported missing by a friend last night at 8:30 p.m., and Maine Wardens began searching for him last night with temperatures below zero and winds gusting to over 30 miles an hour. Knowing the conditions, this morning the Maine Warden Service expanded the search bringing in additional wardens, a warden service airplane and Baxter State Park Rangers.

It appears that after running out of gas, Foss left his snowmobile and attempted to walk to get help. Baxter State Park rangers found his snowmobile this morning on the perimeter road, then found him approximately ¾ mile away from his snowmobile at 9:35 this morning. Foss was semi-conscious, and suffering from severe frostbite.

Foss was transported by snowmobile to the Abol Pit parking area, just off the Golden Road, where he was loaded into a Millinocket Fire And Rescue Ambulance, and transported to Millinocket Regional Hospital.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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