Last man in missing Alaska mountain hiking group found safe

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – A man who became lost on an Alaska mountain trail has been safely located by searchers.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Saturday that 26-year-old Logan Holmer of Missouri was among four hikers on Far Mountain Trail Thursday who were reported overdue.

Searchers located Holmer in good condition on a ridge around 4 p.m. Saturday.

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Wilderness Search and Rescue, Civil Air Patrol, Alaska State Park Rangers and PAWS search dog teams began searching for Holmer after he was reported missing.

Police say the other three hikers in his party returned to the Chena Hot Springs Resort near Fairbanks, but Holmer remained missing until Saturday.

Authorities did not provide details of when the three hikers returned or how they were separated from Holmer.

Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

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