ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — Rangers, Maine game wardens and volunteer searchers are combing the woods and peaks around Parkman Mountain here for a man whose car was left in a parking lot for several days.
Rangers noticed the car during Tuesday’s snowstorm in the Parkman Mountain Parking Lot off Route 198. It was still there on Wednesday. The man, a 50-year-old resident of Maine, was not believed to be hiking or skiing, officials who spoke with his family said.
On Thursday rangers did what is called a “hasty” search along nearby trails and carriage roads. That effort expanded to cover off trail areas and more personnel, including 25 volunteers and several dog teams from the Maine Association of Search and Rescue. Mount Desert Island Search and Rescue is part of that group and is participating.
The area being searched includes Parkman Mountain, Bald and Gilmore peaks.
Park officials said Friday that a warden service aircraft may be called in as part of the effort. If needed a Maine Forest Service helicopter could be used as well.
Lt. Ken Adams of the Maine Wardens Service is the incident commander.
If the expected rain and snow arrives on Saturday the search effort would probably be suspended, officials said.