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September 7, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Search intensifies for overdue hiker in Olympics

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK (AP) — A helicopter and tracking dogs have been added to the search efforts for a hiker overdue in Olympic National Park.

Authorities say 64-year-old Kelly Hall is three days overdue from his planned six-day, 39 mile hike in the northeast corner of the park.

Park spokeswoman Barb Maynes says a helicopter will join the search Sunday afternoon, providing aerial search and transporting crew to remote areas.

Hall was scheduled to meet family members Thursday. When he didn’t show up, they reported him missing that night.

The search for Hall began late Friday and continued Saturday. Park employees are walking trails and following Hall’s route.

Hall set out from Obstruction Point Trailhead near Hurricane Ridge on Aug. 30.

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