Elk County, PA – A hiker who had gone missing in the Sigel area was found safe after an extensive search.

The 40-year-old man had traveled from Erie to hike with some friends at Clear Creek State Park near Sigel.

The friends went in different directions at the start of their hike on Tuesday, but they reported him as missing when he didn’t meet back up with them on Tuesday night.

Search groups and police, including a UTV and a state police helicopter, ended up locating the man early Wednesday morning near the Forest County and Elk County border.

Photos courtesy of the Sigel Volunteer Fire Department.