NEWRY — Authorities say searchers rescued a hiker who lost his way on a trail in rural western Maine.

Thomas Dilger, 29, of Worcester, Massachusetts, used a mobile phone to call for help Wednesday, said the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. He lost his way on Grafton Loop Trail in Newry, and a search for him began after 3 p.m.

The department said Dilger got lost near the side of Puzzle Mountain. Searchers used the coordinates from Dilger’s phone so they could get close to him with snowmobiles, then snowshoed for several hours before finding him.

Dilger was safe by 11 p.m. Wednesday. He was slightly hypothermic but did not receive medical attention.


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