David Galbraith was located Thursday in Olympic National Park after a search effort.

David Galbraith was located Thursday in Olympic National Park after a search effort.

UPDATE: Missing Olympic National Park hiker is found at trail intersection

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — A missing hiker was found cold, tired and hungry by an Olympic National Park search team at about 11:15 a.m. today.

David Galbraith, 51, of Victoria, B.C., was located at the junction of the Barnes Creek and Aurora Ridge trails, about three miles south of the Storm King Trail near Lake Crescent.

Park officials reported that searchers were sharing food and water with him and evaluating his condition before hiking to the trailhead with him.

Galbraith was last seen at 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday when he separated from his hiking companion at the intersection of the Marymere Falls and Storm King trails in the Lake Crescent area.

The two had hiked together to Marymere Falls when Galbraith decided to hike the 2.2-mile Storm King trail while his companion continued back to the trailhead and parking area.

He was reported overdue at approximately 9:30 p.m. Tuesday evening when he did not meet his companion as planned.

Over 20 people, including 14 on the ground, searchers in a helicopter and two search dog teams combed the Mount Storm King area for Galbraith.

OUR EARLIER REPORT

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — More than 20 people are combing Olympic National Park’s Mount Storm King area for signs of a missing hiker today.

Victoria, B.C., resident David Galbraith, 51, was last seen at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, when he separated from his hiking companion at the intersection of the Marymere Falls and Storm King trails in the Lake Crescent area.

The two had hiked together to Marymere Falls when Galbraith decided to hike the 2.2-mile Storm King Trail while his companion continued back to the trailhead and parking area.

He was reported overdue at approximately 9:30 p.m. that evening when he did not meet his companion as planned.

Galbraith was last seen wearing green pants, a blue-gray jacket and sneakers.

He wears glasses and was carrying a bright orange daypack.

Those involved in the search effort include 14 people on the ground, searchers in a helicopter and two search dog teams.

Anyone who may have seen Galbraith since Tuesday is asked to call Olympic National Park at 360-565-3115.

A team of two searchers began looking for Galbraith along the Storm King Trail late Tuesday night and additional searchers began at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Extensive searching from a helicopter was also performed yesterday and continues today.

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