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UPDATE: Missing hiker found safe

Posted at 9:18 AM, Jan 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-01 07:53:14-05

MOUNT LEMMON, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Pima County Sheriff's Department search and rescue crews have found a man that went missing on Mt. Lemmon.

Christopher Frank Elia, 30, was located around 7p.m. Sunday.

He was reported missing Saturday when he went to Mt. Lemmon to hike Bug Spring Trail, but never showed up for dinner plans with his family later that night.

Ryan Inglett with the Pima Co. Sheriff's Department said Elia wandered off the trail and decided to keep going. He was found on the mountain by search and rescue crews. 

Elia suffered a traumatic brain injury several years ago and takes seizure medicine, but he did not suffer any seizures during the time he was lost, according to PCSD.