A 15-year-old boy from New York grew to become misplaced whereas taking a late-night rest room break within the Maine woods.
Nathan Beckman of Scarsdale, New York, was on a backpacking journey with Overland Summers on the distant, 38-mile Grafton Loop Path in western Maine, in accordance with Mark Latti, a spokesperson for the Maine Division of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Overland Summers is a Massachusetts-based group that hosts youth outside adventures.
Whereas on the Bull Run campsite, Beckman left his tent to go to the toilet about 3:15 a.m. Saturday. The journey leaders had heard Beckman depart his tent, after which later heard the misplaced boy yelling within the distance, Latti stated Sunday morning.
Journey leaders started trying to find Beckman, however have been unable to seek out him or get him again to the campsite.
Once they might now not hear him, journey leaders referred to as 911 about 5 a.m.
Recreation wardens and dozens of different rescuers started looking the rugged terrain on the southern slopes of Outdated Speck and Slide mountains on foot with canine in addition to from above with airplanes, helicopters and drones.
Recreation Warden Preston Pomerleau and his canine companion Gordon positioned a jacket and mountaineering boot believed to belong to Beckman, and as they continued to look the world, they heard distant yelling about 3:10 p.m.
Almost half a mile away from the Bull Run campsite, Pomerleau and Gordon discovered Beckman, who was nonetheless shifting by way of the woods on the steep mountainside, together with over already-searched areas, in an try and get again to his tent, eluding rescuers, in accordance with Latti.
Beckman was unhurt throughout his ordeal within the woods, and he didn’t want any medical consideration. He hiked out of the woods with rescuers, and Beckman was reunited together with his group in Bethel about 6:30 p.m.