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Appalachian Trail hiker rescued in Pennsylvania

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By Associated Press

LEBANON, Pa. -- Emergency responders rescued a dehydrated and exhausted hiker on the Appalachian Trail in central Pennsylvania.

Responders say it took several hours to evacuate the hiker Friday morning from Second Mountain near Lebanon. He was described as a man in his 20s from Chicago.


Lickdale Community Fire Company chief Paul Snyder told the Lebanon Daily News that one of the man's companions used a cellphone to call for help.

Snyder said rescuers used an all-terrain vehicle to get close to the man's location, then hiked the rest of way through high temperatures and rough terrain.

WHP-TV reported the man was on a six-month trip with friends. They started their journey in Georgia, where the 2,200-mile trail begins.

The path ends in Maine.

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