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Missing Ohio hiker found alive on flank of Mount St. Helens

Two hikers cross the Plains of Abraham on June 22, 2013, on the southeast side of Mount St. Helens, Wash. (Allen Thomas / AP)
Two hikers cross the Plains of Abraham on June 22, 2013, on the southeast side of Mount St. Helens, Wash. (Allen Thomas / AP)

COUGAR, Wash. – Authorities say an Ohio man has been found alive after he went missing nearly a week ago on a hike near Mount St. Helens in Washington state.

The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday in an emailed statement that 40-year-old Matthew B. Matheny was found alive on a flank of the volcano and was being flown to a hospital.

Further details about his condition were not immediately available.

Matheny, of Warren, Ohio, was been seen by friends on Aug. 9, when he borrowed a car and headed to the Blue Lake Trail.

A sheriff’s deputy found the borrowed Subaru Outback at the trailhead on Saturday.


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