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Missing hiker found safe in Vilas CountySubmitted: 05/17/2015
Missing hiker found safe in Vilas County
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PRESQUE ISLE - Update--A lost hiker who was reported missing Sunday afternoon has been found.

78 year old Donald Gaines was hiking and taking pictures in the Katherine Wolter Wilderness area of Presque Isle.

The Vilas County Sheriff's Office says was found around 2 this morning by search and rescue teams.

He is in good condition.
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The search is on for a lost hiker in the Katherine Wolter Wilderness area of Presque Isle


The Vilas County 911 Center got the call about the missing hiker around 1:45pm Sunday. Two men were hiking and taking wildlife pictures, when they split up, and planned to meet back at the parking area for lunch.

The 78-year-old man was wearing a maroon rain jacket, dark shirt, and canvas hat. He was carrying a camera and tripod.

Multiple rescue teams are searching the area to find the man. Contact the Vilas County Sheriff's Office if you have any information at 715-479-4441.

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