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Media Coverage of Student Hiking Death

Several news organizations, including the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom, continued coverage of the accidental death Saturday of UMaine student Shirley Ladd, who fell from a mountain trail in Acadia National Park. The CBS News Travel Section also carried a report. Local news stations Channel 2 (WLBZ) and Channel 5 (WABI) interviewed Jeff Hunt, director of the New Balance Student Recreation Center where Ladd worked. He described the 22-year-old as outgoing, friendly and vibrant.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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