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Hiker missing near Donut Falls found safe


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BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON — A 70-year-old hiker reported missing Sunday morning has been found safe, officials confirmed.

The man got separated from his group on the Donut Falls trail around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. His family members called police when they discovered he was missing.

The man was found in good condition around 5:45 p.m. in the Laurel Pines area of Big Cottonwood Canyon, according to Unified police.


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Jacob Klopfenstein is a breaking news reporter and entertainment editor for He has been with since 2017 and is originally from Indiana. He has previously reported for newspapers in Auburn, Indiana and Cortez, Colorado.


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