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State Police Rescue Lost Hiker in Berkshires

Massachusetts State Police rescued a lost hiker in the Berkshires after more than a five-hour search. 

The hiker, a 54-year-old woman, was reported missing by her husband shortly after 8p.m. on Saturday. The woman was reportedly four hours overdue from her hike around Plantain Pond in the town of Mount Washington. 

State Police deployed numerous air and ground search and rescue teams to locate the woman. She was found shortly before 1:30a.m. on Sunday and was able to walk out of the woods with two state troopers.  

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Police say she was not injured, but was evaluated by a medical team at the search command post. 

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