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Missing Warren County man is found alive

CADLEY, Ga. -- A 38-year-old Warren County man who had been reported missing on Sunday has been found alive near Fountain Camp Ground.

Jamie Hogan was discovered near a sawdust pile shortly before 11:30 a.m. Monday, according to authorities.

Mr. Hogan had been reported missing on Sunday night by family members, which prompted a search of a thick wooded area, off Georgia Highway 80.

Family and friends began a search of Mr. Hogan earlier on Sunday, but when they couldn't find him, they filed a report with the Warren County Sheriff's Department. A specially-equipped helicopter from the Georgia State Patrol in Thomson searched for more than two hours on Sunday night. The search resumed on Monday morning with about 25 persons involved.

Other agencies in the search included rangers with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division and volunteers with the Warren County Fire/Rescue Services and the Warren County Sheriff's Department, helicopter Pilot Herbert Craven and other volunteers using four-wheelers to get navigate the rough terrain.

Mr. Hogan reportedly walked out of the woods when he heard the sound of searchers.

After being brought to where relatives and friends had gathered, he received a big hug from his mother.

He was later checked by personnel with the Warren County Emergency Medical Services before being taken by ambulance to the emergency room of McDuffie Regional Medical Center in Thomson for an evaluation, according to Warren County EMA Director Tommy Wolfe.

Mr. Hogan turned up missing following an argument with someone early Sunday.

Mr. Wolfe thanked those who helped in the search for Mr. Hogan.

"We're glad it turned out like it did and that he is alive," Mr. Wolfe said.

(Donna Branch, news director of WTHO Radio in Thomson, contributed to this story.)

Web posted on Thursday, June 24, 2010

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