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73-Year-Old Hiker Found After a Week

Eugene Jo is said to be in good condition, was airlifted to a hospital in Southern California
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2019 5:34 AM CDT
Searchers have found Eugene Jo, a hiker who has been missing in the mountains north of Los Angeles for a week.   (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP)

(Newser) – An improbable rescue took place Saturday, with the rescue of 73-year-old Eugene Jo, reports the San Jose Mercury News. "Search team reports that they have found 73 year old Mr Jo, after a week in the wilderness, he is alive!" tweeted the Montrose Search and Rescue Team, per ABC News. The man was on a six-mile hike on June 22, when he was separated from his group about 5:30pm, prompting a search that initially proved fruitless and complicated by the fact that his group primarily speaks Korean and was unable to communicate with search officials. A translator was called in and Jo was located about 1pm on Saturday and airlifted to a hospital, where he's said to be in good condition. (Read more hikers stories.)

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