Searchers have found an Ohio man alive on Mount St. Helens after he was reported missing last week.
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office said 40-year-old Matthew Matheny was found on the flanks of Mount St. Helens and taken by helicopter to South West Washington Medical Center in Vancouver.
The sheriff's office said Matheny was conscious and alive when rescue teams found him.
Deputies said it does not appear that Matheny suffered any life-threatening injuries. His parents were at base camp when he was found and later met him at the hospital.
Matheny borrowed a gray Subaru Outback Thursday morning to explore the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and wasreported missing
when he did not return.
The Subaru was found Saturday at the Blue Lake trailhead, a popular area that's near another trail that ascends the volcano.
Search and rescue crews were able to track Matheny's cell phone to the general area of the Blue Lake trail. They were also contacted by people who said they saw a man matching Matheny's description in the area consistent with the cell phone data.
The sheriff's office has not provided any other information about where and how Matheny was found. That information will released at a later time.
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