Ontario man found dead on Appalachian Trail hike

A Maine television station reports that the body of a 55-year-old Canadian was found Sunday evening by another hiker along the Appalachian Trial.

Police say Gerald Gabon may have died after a medical episode

Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park in Maine is shown in a 2014 file photo. The mountain is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. (Beth J. Harpaz/Associated Press)

Authorities say the body of a Canadian man has been found along the Appalachian Trail in Maine.

WABI-TV reports that the body of 55-year-old Gerald Gabon of Milton, Ont., was found Sunday evening by another hiker along the trail in Wyman Township in Franklin County.

The Maine Warden Service says Gabon was hiking alone and may have suffered a medical episode.

The section of the Appalachian Trail is rough, with rugged parts and no cellphone reception.

A helicopter was sent to retrieve the body.