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Hiker lost near Mount Hood found injured and disoriented, but alive

Hiker lost near Mount Hood found injured and disoriented, but alive
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GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) - Searchers have located an Oregon hiker who informed his wife by phone that he had twisted his knee and become disoriented in foggy weather on or near the Pacific Crest Trail near Mount Hood.
    
Clackamas County sheriff's Lt. Adam Phillips said rescuers found 53-year-old David Anderson of Corvallis on Thursday evening near the Paradise Park shelter on the Paradise Park Trail. His location was pinpointed from his cell phone coordinates. The hiker had said he needed help to get out of the area.
    
Phillips said in a statement that Anderson and the search team were headed back, with the hiker at least initially walking on his own.
    
About 25 search and rescue volunteers responded to look for the man.

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