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Missing Ohio Man Found in Summit

July 14, 2008

An Ohio man missing since Friday afternoon in the King’s Peak area was found about 10:30 a.m. Sunday and appears to be in good health.

Summit County sheriff’s officials said they found 61-year-old John “Giz” Youngerman hiking in the area, about 80 miles east of Salt Lake in the Uinta Mountains, Sunday morning and were conducting a medical evaluation and debriefing. Youngerman disappeared Friday while hiking back from the 13,528-foot King’s Peak summit. He had joined a group of local hikers on the trek, but he fell behind on the way down the mountain.

King’s Peak is the highest point in Utah, and searchers said Youngerman experienced some chilly nights in the wilderness with temperatures down to 30 degrees.

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