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Crews Rescue Minnesota Native Lost on Arizona Hike

Posted at: 02/17/2013 8:00 PM
Updated at: 02/18/2013 1:54 PM
By: Leslie Dyste

An Arizona State University student who got lost on a hike in mountains east of Phoenix was rescued within about 16 hours of being reported missing.

Tempe police say 21-year-old Michael Kmit of Minnesota was reported missing by his roommates after he failed to return from a hike Saturday in the Superstition Mountains.

Authorities eventually located Kmit's vehicle near a trailhead and used ground crews, dogs, horses and helicopters to find him.

Police say Kmit didn't take any food or water with him on the hike.

He suffered from dehydration.

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