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Search For Everglades Hiker Missing 24 Hours

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EVERGLADES PARK (CBS4) – Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue workers have been looking for a missing hiker in Everglades National Park since Saturday evening.

The search for the hiker is a team effort between Air Rescue units, dogs and ground personnel, according to Capt. Eric Baum, spokesman for MDFR who said the search is being conducted near State Road 9 and 336 Street.

Efforts were halted as darkness fell.

The missing man is described as a white male in his late 60s, weighing about 180 pounds who was last seen wearing a green sleeveless T-shirt and khaki shorts. The balding man was also wearing a black Hard Rock Café hat, according to MDFR spokespersons.

The unnamed man is an experienced hiker and may have simply lost his way.

Anyone with information of his location are asked to call 305-242-7740.

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