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Fri November 2, 2012
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Superstorm Sandy Snows Strand Appalachian Hiker

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — National Park rangers were trying to rescue an Appalachian Trail hiker in trouble in 4-5 foot snowdrifts left by Superstorm Sandy Friday.

Two rangers were searching on foot Friday morning, looking for the man in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

A park spokeswoman says the hiker used his cell phone to call 911 Thursday afternoon. He spoke to dispatchers again Friday morning and said he was hunkering down at his location and might not be able to hike out.

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