Milton Hiker Dies Along Appalachian Trail


A Milton man has died while hiking along the Appalachian Trail in Maine.

Gerald Gabon, 55, was found on Aug. 20 around 4:45 p.m. by another hiker in Franklin County.

He was an avid hiker, known to travel all over to hike rough terrain,” said Maine Warden Service Cpl. John MacDonald in this article, adding that stretch is among the toughest along the Appalachian Trail.

Gabon’s death was caused by medical complications, say officials.

He was hiking alone.

Gabon’s body was airlifted by a National Guard helicopter on Aug. 21.

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