National Guard Called To Help Hiker Search

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(credit: co.ng.mil)

(credit: co.ng.mil)

BUENA VISTA, Colo. (AP) – The Colorado Army National Guard has been called in to help rescuers search for a hiker missing since Sunday.

Chaffee County Sheriff Pete Palmer says 61-year-old Wayne Kirkbride of Monument disappeared on a hike near Mount Antero.

Palmer said the retired U.S. Army Special Forces officer is an experienced hiker and his wife waited until Sunday night to report him missing.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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