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Missing hiker found wet and cold, but safe

November 21, 2011

A man who went missing on Friday while hiking near Chantry Flats in the Angeles National Forest turned up safe early Monday morning, authorities said.

Matthew Hernandez, 29, had last been seen Friday evening.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Sierra Madre Search and Rescue began searching for Hernandez when he did not return home.

Hernandez wandered out of the forest around 3:30 a.m. Monday and called his father, according to authorities.

They say Hernandez was very wet and cold, and had become disoriented.

He is expected to be okay.

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-- KTLA 

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