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81-year-old hiker missing in Catoctin Mountain Park found alive

August 06, 2008

THURMONT -- The 81-year-old hiker who had been missing in Catoctin Mountain Park since Monday was found alive early Wednesday, park officials said.

Barbara Freund was found at about 12:15 a.m. and was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital for a wellness check, Catoctin Mountin Park superintendent Mel Poole said.

The search for Freund was one of the most extensive searches in the history of the state of Maryland, Poole said.

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