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New Jersey Man, 28, Still Missing in Adirondacks

Friends in New York City reported Alex Stevens missing when he failed to meet up with them

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    New Jersey Man, 28, Still Missing in Adirondacks
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    FILE: 2008 photo from the base of Wallface, a 700-foot cliff in New York's Adirondack Mountains.

    Three days of searching has failed to find a 28-year-old New Jersey man who is missing in a remote section of the Adirondack Mountains.

    Authorities say Alex Stevens, of Hopewell, hasn't been seen since other hikers encountered him last Saturday evening at the base of Wallface Mountain, in Essex County about 10 miles south of Lake Placid.

    State forest rangers say Stevens set out last week for what was supposed to be a three-day hike in the High Peaks Wilderness, home to New York's highest mountains. Officials say he apparently wasn't properly equipped for such an outing.

    Friends in New York City reported him missing when he failed to meet up with them.

    More than two dozen forest rangers and volunteers and state police helicopters are participating in the search.

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