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Hiker Reported Missing On Strafford N.H. Mountain, Found

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STRAFFORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man reported missing by his family has been found safe in the woods in Strafford.

Fifty-four-year-old Francis Drown of Rochester had gone hiking on Blue Job (jobe) Mountain in Strafford on Sunday morning but did not return by evening.

About 20 people searched the woods on Sunday night but did not find him. Search teams continued on Monday morning. Drown was found by a search dog shortly before noon.

Fish and Game Department officials say he had been camping in the woods about a half mile from where his vehicle was parked near Johnsonboro Road and was unaware that people were looking for him.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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