I hate to say so, but there's becoming a slight controversy over his GPS unit, and whether it was working, or he knew how to use it. We won't comment on this individual case here (none of our business), but the articles are linked below for general SAR education purposes.
Wright blames GPS; wardens say device worked properly
Friday, December 7, 2007
LEWISTON - High-tech devices might not be for everyone.
Steven Wright, the 53-year-old deer hunter from Vermont who spent nearly three days lost in the woods surrounding Tumbledown Mountain near Byron this week faulted his Garmin Extreme GPS unit for getting him in trouble.
Hunter's route was circuitous, data shows
Sun Journal Staff
Saturday, December 8, 2007
LEWISTON - If Steven Wright were a mountain goat, a person may be able to understand the course he took during his first 24 hours lost in the Maine woods.
Investigators from the Maine Warden Service are still analyzing the data in the Global Positioning System device Wright was carrying when he became lost near Tumbledown Mountain in northern Franklin County while hunting deer on Monday.
Hunter tells survival tale
Steve Wright recounts his harrowing story of being lost in the Maine woods.
By BETTY JESPERSEN Blethen Maine News Service
December 7, 2007