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Search continues in north Mexico for missing American hiker

November 12, 2018

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua say they are still searching for an American hiker missing since the end of October.

The state government said in a statement Monday that searchers checked cabins in the area surrounding the village of Urique and rappelled down into 900-foot (280 meter) deep ravines looking for 34-year-old Patrick Braxton-Andrew.

The Spanish teacher from North Carolina was last seen Oct. 28 by hotel staff in Urique.

The statement says this weekend’s search effort focused on areas that are difficult to access, but found no signs of Braxton-Andrew.

Urique is a former mining village at the base of one of the many canyons that make up Mexico’s Copper Canyon National Park.

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