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82-Year-Old New Castle Man Who Disappeared In Woods Found

ADRIAN, Pa. (KDKA) - An 82-year-old man who was reported missing after he went into the woods to scout a hunting spot has been found.

Fred Fair is recovering after spending more than 12 hours alone in the woods overnight in Armstrong County.

Police were searching for the New Castle man after they said he went into the woods and didn't come back. His family reported him missing a few hours later on Thursday.

Photo Credit: Washington Township VFD Company 280

The search for Fair went on until 2 a.m. then resumed at 8. In all, about 100 people helped in the search efforts.

"We had grid searches going on, horses, side-by-sides. We had people on foot. Searching this whole area," Bowser said.

Fair was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital for hypothermia, Washington Township Volunteer Fire Chief Pete Bowser said.

"He was alert, cold. He wasn't hurt. He was a little disoriented from being up in there," said Bowser.

Bowser said it's a prime example of why you should tell your family where you're going in case you get stranded.

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