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Teenage Hiker Austin Shedd Found in Kings Canyon National Park

Austin Shedd disappeared after getting separated from a group of hikers on Sunday in Kings Canyon National Park.
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Missing hiker Austin Shedd, 13, was found on Monday in Kings Canyon National Park.National Park Service
/ Source: Associated Press

A 13-year-old boy who vanished while hiking in a California national park was found late Monday, officials said.

Austin Shedd disappeared after getting separated from a group of hikers on Sunday in Kings Canyon National Park. He was located around 9:30 p.m. local time (12:30 a.m. ET Tuesday). Shedd's group was hiking from Arrow Peak to Bench Lake when he disappeared. The teenager spent a second night in the wilderness with the trail crew. A rescue flight was scheduled for Tuesday, officials said.

Missing hiker Austin Shedd, 13, was found on Monday in Kings Canyon National Park.National Park Service

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- The Associated Press