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Search and rescue team finds overdue hiker

Daily Staff Report

A search and rescue operation was successful Friday afternoon in a search for an overdue hiker in the Sweetwater area in Garfield County.James Earl Lemon, from Glendale, Ariz., was fishing Thursday afternoon with two friends when he went missing. Lemon’s friends waited one night and then called 911 at about 6 a.m. Friday morning, at which point the search convened, said Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario.Horse wranglers started up Sweetwater trails Friday morning, as did tracking dogs. Vallario said the High Altitude Team from the National Guard base in Eagle also helped in the search. Lemon was found late Friday afternoon, by searchers on horseback.Vallario said Lemon is in good health and completely fine after his ordeal.


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