Missing hiker found in Whitehorse, Canada

Posted: Monday, January 05, 2009

FAIRBANKS - A missing Japanese hiker was found in Whitehorse, Canada, after he suspended a 770-mile walk from Canada to Prudhoe Bay in Alaska.

Toru Yamaguchi, 37, was reported missing on Saturday when state road workers discovered an abandoned campsite about 73 miles north of Fairbanks.

After following leads and tips, Alaska State Troopers tracked Yamaguchi to Whitehorse by Sunday.

He had caught a bus back to the town where his hike had started.

Yamaguchi tried the road hike during one of the longest streaks of bitter cold the region has seen in years.

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