Found: Overdue hiker in Olympic National Park

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PORT ANGELES, Wash. —

A 32-year-old Mountlake Terrace man who disappeared in Olympic National Park has been found, officials said Wednesday afternoon.

 

Officials said Tim Bailey planned a three-day loop hike from Aurora Ridge Trailhead to the north fork of the Sol Duc River. He began his hike on Friday morning.  He was reported overdue by his wife on Sunday evening.

 

According to the National Parks Service, Bailey fell 150 feet Saturday into a drainage area near the north fork of the Sol Duc River and broke his ankle. He was otherwise in good spirits and doing OK, rescuers said.

 

Bailey's vehicle was found at the Aurora Ridge Trailhead Monday morning.

 

A quick initial search began on Tuesday. On Wednesday, 12 searchers from Olympic National Park, aided by a helicopter, began searching the area between Aurora Ridge and the north fork of the Sol Duc.