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Joshua McClatchy: Missing hiker found alive after 6 days

Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer said 38-year-old Joshua McClatchy was dehydrated when he was found in the Caney Creek Wilderness area late on Friday.
Posted on June 8, 2019,at 3:19 PM
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A Texas man who went missing at the beginning of June, after setting out to hike the Buckeye Trail.

Joshua McClatchy, 37, was last seen Saturday on the Buckeye Trail in the Caney Creek Wilderness Area southeast of Mena.

The Caney Creek Wilderness area is a remote and rugged mountainous area with numerous hiking trails, some 133 miles west of Little Rock, Arkansas. Polk County Sheriff D. Scott Sawyer said McClatchy called his family and told them he was lost.

Joshua McClatchy: Missing hiker found alive after 6 days

Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer said 38-year-old Joshua McClatchy was dehydrated when he was found in the Caney Creek Wilderness area late on Friday.

McClatchy of Fort Worth, Texas was said to be in good spirits, ABC News reported, and he was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

McClatchy was born in Fort Worth, Texas. When he was in the sixth grade, his family moved to Arlington. He earned his BA at Texas Tech University. McClatchy now lives in Fort Worth and is working towards a graduate degree in social work.

McClatchey’s friends and family have set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for the cost of searching for McClatchy. The page quickly started to trend and, just two days after getting underway, had already raised more than $8,000.

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