Missing hiker incident gives insight into search and rescue techniques

VILAS COUNTY - When someone goes missing in Vilas County, like the 78-year-old hiker who was eventually found early Monday morning, there's always a plan in place.

"You try to determine where that person is likely to be, and form some sort of containment," said Vilas County Emergency Management Director James Galloway. "Do you think he moved two miles or three miles or four miles?"

Officers will look at any medical conditions or habits a person might have, which could help them figure out how far they could've gone. People are posted at certain spots to help search, and K9 units are often used to help find a missing person.

Full story: WJFW

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