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Missing soldier, girlfriend found safe after hiking out of Pike National Forest

DECKERS, Colo. (AP) – A Fort Carson soldier and his girlfriend missing since Saturday night have been found following a massive search in the Pike National Forest.

The pair hiked out of the forest and were in a store Monday afternoon in the town of Jefferson, some 15 to 20 miles from where they parked their car.

The pair was reported missing after they failed to return from their day hike about 45 miles southwest of Denver. Their names haven’t been released. The soldier is 26 and his girlfriend is 19.

Jefferson County authorities say the two were in an area hit by storms, including some that produced hail, over the weekend. About 160 people, along with two helicopters and two fixed-wing planes, participated in the search.

Information from: KUSA-TV, http://www.9news.com

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