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Local Hikers Found Following Search

(Monroe County, IN) - Two hikers from Valparaiso sparked a manhunt in southern Indiana on Thursday.


According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, 44-year-old Jason Craig of Valpo and his wife were hiking in the Deam Wilderness, part of the Hoosier National Forest between Bloomington and Bedford.


Craig phoned 911 when the pair became lost. His wife, 36-year-old Hannah Daugherty, was too tired to continue, so he left her behind to get help.


Conservation officers and firefighters eventually found Craig Thursday night. The search for Daugherty was halted due to darkness and safety concerns. She was found around 8:00 Friday morning.


Both hikers were checked out by EMS and released.

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