(Lebanon) -- Emergency responders rescued a dehydrated and exhausted hiker on the Appalachian Trail near Lebanon.
Responders say it took several hours to evacuate the hiker Friday morning from Second Mountain. He was described as a man in his 20s from Chicago.
Lickdale Community Fire Company chief Paul Snyder says one of the man's companions used a cell phone to call for help.
Rescuers used an all-terrain vehicle to get close to the man's location, then hiked the rest of the way through high temperatures and rough terrain.
The man was reportedly on a six-month trip with friends. They started in Georgia, where the 2,200-mile path begins. The Appalachian Trail ends in Maine.
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