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Missing Jackson County hiker found alive

Dana K. Troutman (Source: family submitted photo) Dana K. Troutman (Source: family submitted photo)
The scene where searchers are looking for Troutman. (Source: Tyler Profilet, KFVS) The scene where searchers are looking for Troutman. (Source: Tyler Profilet, KFVS)
The scene where searchers are looking for Troutman. (Source: Tyler Profilet, KFVS) The scene where searchers are looking for Troutman. (Source: Tyler Profilet, KFVS)
JACKSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

The hiker who went missing Sunday afternoon has been found alive.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department and the man's family have confirmed the man has been found alive, but there is no word on his condition at this time.

Crews were searching for Dana K. Troutman, 56, of Murphysboro who went missing on Sunday near Kinkaid Lake in Jackson County, Ill.

Troutman allegedly left his home, headed for the lake around noon Sunday.

Around 10 p.m., family members called the sheriff's office to report Troutman hadn't returned home and that his truck was found with no one inside.

A search was organized and officers from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Ava Fire helped along with family and friends of Troutman.

The search was called off around 2:30 a.m. due to darkness, but the search began again at daybreak on Monday.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, around 9:20 a.m. Monday, a Black Diamond Aviation helicopter found Troutman in a low lying area in heavy woods.

First responders stabilized Troutman and he was given first aid. He was taken by ATV to a waiting ambulance and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

A family spokesperson told Heartland News there were more than 20 searchers looking for Troutman.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office had multiple crews with ATVs searching as well as two boats on Kinkaid Lake searching for Troutman.

Troutman is said by family to be an outdoorsman who is familiar with the area, so the family felt the search would be successful in the daylight hours.

Search teams were used were from Ava Fire, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Jackson County Ambulance, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Carbondale Fire and several volunteers.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office would like to thank all of those who volunteered.

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