MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. -- A hiker who went missing during a day hike at Mount Rainer NationalPark Tuesday was reported safe Wednesday after walking out on his own.

Mount Rainier officials said the 68-year-old Everett man was visiting the Kautz Creek area of the park located between the Nisqually entrance to the park and Longmire.

Searchers headed two miles up the trail Wednesday morning but could not find the man. He later walked out on his own and is OK.

More details to come as information is released.

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