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After 5 day search, missing 84-year-old hiker from Sauquoit found alive

Photo of the moment rescuers found Donald Combs.



The 84-year-old hiker from Sauquoit who went missing five days ago has been found alive.



New York State Police confirm that Donald Combs was found at about 1:30 pm Thursday afternoon, but could not provide an exact location.


Troopers say he was dehydrated and very weak. He was taken to St. Luke's Hospital via helicopter for evaluation.


Combs left a note at his home last Thursday, saying he would be gone for a day or two, and that he was hiking to Forestport, in the southern Adirondacks.

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