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Rescue teams search for missing Appalachian Trail hiker

July 25, 2019

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police troopers and rescue crews are searching for a 15-year-old Montreal boy who disappeared while hiking the Appalachian Trail in Killington.

Police say friends of Shmuel Rabinowitz reported him missing about 9 p.m. Wednesday.

He had been hiking with a large group of friends near the Cooper Lodge in Killington. His last reported contact with his friends was at about 7:30 p.m.

Search crews, including New England K-9 Search and Rescue and the Vermont National Guard, have been working along hiking trails and corridors near Rabinowitz’s last contact with his friends.

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This story has been corrected to show the spelling of the first name of the hiker is Shmuel not Shamuel.

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