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Mt. Lemmon hiker missing since Thursday morning

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A hiker who went missing on Thursday on Mt. Lemmon has been identified as Scott Bertrand.

Search and rescue crews released a photo of the missing hiker. He is 54 years-old and is visiting the area from Texas. According to his wife, he's in good shape for his age and a marathon runner.

The crews began the search at Green Mountain Trail, which is at mile maker 17.

There were a number of resources out looking for the missing hiker. They included 10 volunteers from the Southern Arizona Rescue Association, 2 search and rescue dogs with their handlers, 4 deputies on ATV's and 2 helicopters, one from DPS and the other form the Sheriff's Department.

According to a news release, the hiker's wife last heard from him around 11 a.m. Thursday. She said he was well-prepared for his hike, but did not know where he went.

Rincon District deputies received the overdue party notice around 8:20 p.m. Thursday. Because the given information about the man and his location was very vague, deputies contacted all local area law enforcement agencies for their dissemination.

The Search and Rescue unit received many GPS coordinates to the hiker's possible location through his cellphone provider early Friday morning. His vehicle was located just a few hours later.

Deputies continue to search for the 54-year-old male. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue shorts and was carrying a yellow back pack.

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