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Overdue hiker on Mt. Timpanogos located

Posted at 7:42 PM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 08:53:50-04

MOUNT TIMPANOGOS, Utah — Search and rescue crews in Utah County have located an overdue hiker who disappeared on Mount Timpanogos.

The hiker was found “dehydrated and tired” around 2:30 a.m. Thursday, a tweet from Utah County Sheriff’s Office said, but he is expected to be OK.

Crews were continuing to help the man get off the mountain as of 6:45 a.m.

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office said a 56-year-old man told his wife he planned to hike from the Timpooneke Trailhead over Timpanogos and down to his home near the Pleasant Grove trailhead.

The man expected to make the trip and be home by 12 a.m. Wednesday, and he told his wife if she hadn’t heard from him by midnight to get help. The man did not return home as planned.