Hiker search on Mt. Washington has happy ending
LANCASTER, N.H.—An Ohio man was found unhurt on a hiking trail on New Hampshire's Mount Washington after his family had not heard from him for over two days.
Sixty-seven-year-old David Deubner of Montpelier, Ohio, last spoke to family and friends Tuesday morning, before starting a solo, multi-day hike. But he usually checks in, and when he didn't, a friend made a call for help Thursday.
That, plus harsh weather conditions on Mount Washington -- over an inch of rain, low temperatures and 100 mph winds -- influenced Fish and Game Department officers to look for him.
They found Deubner, unaware he was the subject of a search. He had turned off his cell phone, preserving power in case of an emergency. He had crawled for a while to withstand the wind.