Missing hiker found at Canyon Lake

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. -- The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has located a 26-year-old man who did not return from a hike in the Superstition Mountains.

His friends said he was supposed to be back home Sunday night.

His vehicle was located at the First Water trailhead and MCSO set up a command post early Monday morning.

The hiker was found at about 8:40 a.m. at the Canyon Lake Marina. MCSO spokesman Jeffrey Sprong said the man is OK and did not need any medical assistance.

The man is an experienced hiker with no known medical conditions. It was his first time hiking in the area, according to Sprong.

The MCSO Search and Rescue crew and a helicopter searched the area for the hiker.