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Search teams in Maine find 78-year-old Virginia hiker alive
August 30, 2015 19:29 GMT

MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) -- A 78-year-old hiker from Virginia who had been missing in Maine's Baxter State Park for three days has been found alive.

WCSH6-TV reports (http://on.wcsh6.com/1ErvDtF ) that John Lyon of Drumfries, Virginia, was found alive Sunday afternoon.

Details of his condition were not immediately known.

Park rangers say Lyon -- and experienced hiker -- left three companions at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday to hike ahead. They say he was last seen north of the peak of Mount Coe on the Coe-Marston trail loop.

A Maine Forest Service plane and about 90 game wardens, dog teams and volunteers spent much of Sunday searching for Lyon in some of the more rugged areas of the park.

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