• Missing hiker found after calling for help before phone died


    CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities said a missing hiker has been found alive after an overnight search in a local park.

    Canton police said officers were trying to find Brendan Dowling, 41, of Kennesaw early Monday morning.

    We’re learning about the circumstances and where he was found, for updates on Channel 2 Action News at Noon.

    Police said Dowling was walking trails behind Boling Park in Canton. 

    He had called 911 at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and reported that he was lost on Rampley Trail and his cell phone battery was dying.


    Officers found his vehicle in Boiling Park and started searching for him.

    He was found 10 hours later, just before just before Channel 2 Action News This Morning at 4:30 a.m. Monday.

    He is currently trying to retrace his steps with authorities. 

    Channel 2's Audrey Washington talked to police about their concern as he was in the cold all night.

    They are still not sure how he got lost.

    "He's an avid runner according to his family, so he's used to running in the woods and trails like this, but obviously he got turned around tonight," Officer Pacer Cordry said.


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