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Man reported missing on Appalachian Trail is found uninjured

May 11, 2012

CASCADE — A person who was reported missing on the Appalachian Trail at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday was found uninjured following a brief search, Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services said.

The Blue Ridge Fire Department was called at 9:34 p.m. to help search for a missing person on the Appalachian Trail between Washington County, Md., and Old Route 16 Street near Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., according to an emergency services news release.

Rescue workers were able to communicate with the man through a cellphone and were still trying to reach him at 11 p.m., a Washington County 911 spokeswoman said.

Rescue crews were stationed at Pen Mar Park, and Maryland State Police were searching for him with an aircraft, the spokeswoman said.

Units cleared the scene at 11:20 p.m., the release said.

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