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Search for Missing Sedona Hiker Halted

22-year-old Thomas Lang has been missing since December 18.

by: Trent Knoss

photo: Wikimedia Commons
photo: Wikimedia Commons

Arizona officials have suspended the search for a 22-year-old hiker missing for over a week outside of Sedona.

Thomas Lang was last seen at the Manzanita campground on December 18. The Arizona Republic reports that Lang entered the wild carrying only a sleeping bag, a guitar, a tarp, and some water. He did not bring any food with him because he reportedly told family members that he planned to fast:



Thus far, the county sheriff's helicopter teams, rescue dogs, and foot patrols have failed to turn up any sign of Lang. Lang's family has indicated that it will continue the search even after official efforts have ended.

Read more: Arizona Republic / 12 News


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