PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a soldier from Fort Drum is recovering after he was rescued in rugged terrain in the Adirondacks two days after setting out on hike.

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports ( ) that state forest rangers say 40-year-old Richard Guinan contacted his wife Saturday afternoon from the summit of St. Regis Mountain, near the Franklin County village of Paul Smiths.

Officials say Guinan told her his cellphone battery was going to die soon but that she shouldn't worry about him. She reported him missing Saturday night and a search was conducted through Sunday without finding Guinan.

Forest rangers, local search-and-rescue teams and dozens of soldiers and others from Fort Drum gathered early Monday morning to resume the search when Guinan was spotted on the mountainside by rangers in a state police helicopter.

He was treated at a hospital.


Information from: Adirondack Daily Enterprise,

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