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Overdue hiker found alive at Olympic National Park

A statement released today by Olympic National Park:

The search for David Snider, 55 years old, of Union, Washington concluded successfully at about 7:30am today when he was hoisted from a drainage near the Irely Lake Loop trail in Olympic National Park by a King County Sheriff’s Rescue Helicopter.  Snider was dehydrated, slightly hypothermic,
and tired, but otherwise appeared in good condition.  He was transported to a local hospital for further examination.

Snider was reported overdue on Wednesday morning when he failed to return to work after a planned day hike on the Irely Lake loop trail.  Snider had begun his day hike at approximately

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Search underway for missing hiker at Olympic National Park

UPDATE: Hiker David Snider was found alive this morning. Read more here.

Olympic National Park just issued this statement:

A search is in progress for a solo hiker who is overdue from a planned day hike in Olympic National Park.  It is believed that David Snider, 55 years old, of Union, Washington, had planned to hike on Monday, May 7, along the Irely Lake Loop Trail.

Olympic National Park dispatch received a report from the Olympic National Forest that Snidder was reported overdue to them on Wednesday morning. Contact with the reporting party was made at 10:50am by Park Law Enforcement personnel.

Snidder’s vehicle

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