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Published July 17, 2012, 06:09 PM

ND Crews Searching National Park for Missing Hiker

Dozens of volunteers and park employees on foot and horseback are searching the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park where a 48-year-old hiker is missing.

By: Associated Press,

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — Dozens of volunteers and park employees on foot and horseback are searching the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park where a 48-year-old hiker is missing.

The Dickinson Press reports (http://bit.ly/ObPPSW) that the man went for a day hike on Sunday morning and was reported missing by his employer on Monday morning. The hiker's vehicle was found at the park's south unit boundary.

A news release says describes the man as an experienced backcountry hiker in good physical shape.

The search covers all of the park's south unit trails and areas adjacent to the park.

A North Dakota Highway Patrol aircraft did an aerial search on Monday and Tuesday, and a U.S. Air Force helicopter from Minot Air Force Base was expected to help out on Tuesday evening.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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