Warden service identifies hiker who died on mountain

The Maine Warden Service has identified a hiker who had a heart attack and died on Sally Mountain.

The warden service said 63-year-old Peter Goldberg of Mequon, Wis., had been hiking and picking blueberries with his wife Friday when authorities received a 911 call saying he was having a heart attack.

The Jackman-Moose River Fire Department responded to the 2:20 p.m. 911 call, and the warden service followed to search for the man.

Meanwhile, a LifeFlight helicopter and a helicopter from the Department of Conservation’s Maine Forest Service searched for him from the air.

The couple had been longtime summer vacationers on Attean Pond in Jackman.

Goldberg was brought down the mountain by seven game wardens, the fire department and U.S. Border Patrol agents. It took about six hours to get off the mountain because of the difficult terrain, said Edith Smith, spokeswoman for the Maine Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

According to the warden service, Goldberg’s body was taken to Giberson Funeral Home in Bingham, where it will be examined.


Two teens face charges after fire at vacant house

State fire investigators have charged two teens with trespassing at a vacant house that caught fire.

Sgt. Joel Davis of the state Fire Marshal’s Office told the Sun Journal that the teens were charged Thursday. He said they were in the house in Livermore Falls and knocked over a drop light that ignited the blaze.

Davis said the cause of the fire is arson. He said a report will be submitted to the District Attorney’s Office to determine if further charges will be brought against the juveniles, whose names were not released.

The house received minor damage.

– From news service reports