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WHITE PASS, Wash. (AP) — Searchers have rescued a 55-year-old man who got lost while hiking a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail in central Washington.

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said searchers found the man at about 10:45 a.m. Monday near White Pass. The man was hoisted to safety by helicopter and flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He was dehydrated and had other undisclosed injuries.

The hiker, from Kennewick, had set out Saturday to do a 24-hour roundtrip hike on and around the PCT trail.

The sheriff’s office says that at some point, he got mixed up on directions and ended up walking for six hours in the wrong direction before realizing his mistake. He then used his cellphone to call his family to report his location.

The man had shelter, food and other gear but ran out of water and became dehydrated.

His family called for help Sunday night. The search began around 6 a.m. Monday.


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