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Missing hiker at Akaka Falls found

County firefighters responded at 8:24 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27 to a 911 call from a missing 25-year-old male hiker near Akaka Falls.

The hiker was able to call for help on his cellphone stating he had wandered off the trail for 45 minutes and could not find his way out. Three fire/rescue specialists entered the area on foot experiencing heavy rains, muddy conditions, swollen rivers and zero visibility conditions.

Utilizing cellphone calls, call outs and lights rescue personnel were able to locate the hiker, who was uninjured. Firefighters were back in their quarters at 1 a.m.

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