Two men from Franklin County spent the night in one man’s Jeep Liberty after they got stuck on an all-terrain vehicle trail while off-roading in Madrid Township.

Travis S. Mosher, 42, of Rangeley, and Douglass S. Richmond, 49, of Madrid, became stuck on an ATV trail a few miles from Richmond’s home at dusk, according to a news release Wednesday afternoon from Cpl. John MacDonald, of the Maine Warden Service.

MacDonald said the Jeep had street tires on a trail that was “extremely rough, even for ATV.”

Mosher walked to Richmond’s residence at daylight Wednesday and both men “were fine and uninjured,” MacDonald said.

Mosher was summoned for operating a motor vehicle on an ATV trail in violation of state law, MacDonald said.

The two were reported missing when they didn’t return after last being seen around 2 p.m. Tuesday at Richmond’s home in Madrid on their way to go off-roading in Mosher’s Jeep, MacDonald said in a news release late Tuesday night.

Mosher met Richmond at his residence in Madrid, which is in Franklin County’s unorganized territory, in the Jeep, which Mosher had bought recently. At the time, it wasn’t known where they had planned to go in the Jeep other than off-roading.

Mosher and Richmond couldn’t be reached for comment immediately Wednesday.


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