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Details Released on Search for Missing Hiker

March 14th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

On Saturday, March 13, 2021, at approx. 3:00 p.m., the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office received information about a possible lost hiker in the Lavale, Haystack mountain area.

Deputies responded to the area where a command post was established. While investigating the circumstances, contact was made with the hiker who advised they were lost and in need of assistance, the hiker was able to provide information in regards to a more specific location. Deputies contacted several allied agencies in attempt to locate and rescue the hiker. After a short period of time and with the assistance of Maryland State Police Trooper 5 the hiker was located, several rescue teams were relayed with this information that assisted the hiker from the area and brought to safety.


Assisting agencies:

Cumberland Fire Dept. , Cumberland Police , Natural Resources Police , MSP Trooper 5, Mountain MD Search & Rescue , Allegany Co Special Ops, Mt Savage Fire Dept. , Shaft Fire Dept., Goodwill Fire Dept., Bedford Rd Fire Dept., LaVale Fire Dept., Barton Hose Co, Midland Fire Dept., LaVale Rescue Squad