Utah hiker missing on Signal Peak found dehydrated

Utah hiker missing on Signal Peak found dehydrated

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Washington County authorities say a Utah hiker who was missing overnight on Signal Peak has been found.

The Deseret News said 37-year-old Casey Madsen of St. George was picked up Sunday, nearly a day after he told his wife that he had wandered off the Oak Grove trail.

It says Madsen was following a group of Scouts when they lost the trail. The group backtracked to the trail but Madsen continued on.

Sheriff's Sgt. Jeff Bailey says Madsen then sent a text message Saturday night to his wife, who alerted search teams. Madsen later called rescuers with his coordinates and was found near the area where the Scouts had last seen him.

Madsen was dehydrated and flown to St. George's Dixie Regional Medical Center.


Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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