Missing man

Evan Corneliussen was reported missing on Thursday. Photo courtesy Alaska State Troopers.

Alaska State Troopers have located a South Carolina man who was previously declared missing near Chena Hot Springs Resort. 

Evan Corneliussen, 23, was declared missing Thursday evening when Troopers described the man as "at risk" and asked the public to assist in locating him. 

According to trooper spokesman Tim Despain, a motorist called troopers at 11 p.m. Saturday to report they found Corneliussen at 32 mile Chena Hot Springs Road and drove him to Bassett Army Community Hospital on Fort Wainwright. The caller said Corneliussen had an injured foot and showed signs of hypothermia.

Corneliussen was reported to have left Chena Hot Springs Resort Monday with intentions to hike to Denali. It was unclear whether he meant the mountain or the park. When last seen Monday, he was hiking with a black backpack, bow and arrow and a young dog. 

Despain did not elaborate on what Corneliussen did during the six days he was missing or if his 10-week-old puppy was with him when he was found.

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