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July 11, 2013 12:28PM
Olympic National Park (WA)
Search For Lost Foreign Visitor Comes To Successful Conclusion

On July 3rd, a day hiker used his cell phone to connect with park dispatch and report that he had climbed up a steep slope, was afraid to move, and needed assistance. A social economist from Poland, he had just attended an international economics symposium in Seattle and entered the backcountry equipped with only a water bottle, compass, map, and cell phone.

He spent the night in the backcountry without a flashlight, matches or warm clothing. During the second operational period of the search, 24 hours later, searchers contacted him and determined that he was climbing out of the Ennis Creek drainage.

He was found to be in relatively good condition, having sustained only minor scratches and bruises and having been the beneficiary of exceptionally mild weather
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