Armstrong County man found days after going missing
Missing Leechburg man found alive
A Leechburg man who had been missing since Thursday was found alive on Sunday afternoon in Gilpin.
Leechburg police said Louis Cowan, 30, appeared uninjured when they found him wandering near Christ the King Parish along Park Road. He went with police about 3 p.m. to an undisclosed hospital where he was under observation Sunday evening.
Cowan left home Thursday with plans to take an inflatable raft out on the Kiski River. The raft was found on the Allegheny Township side of the river the next afternoon during a police search of the area. He had apparently been using the raft for shelter there, about 2 miles from where he was eventually found. Search dogs tracked his scent away from the camp and the river but lost the trail.
Volunteers and police continued the search on Saturday as a police helicopter made several fly-overs of the river and its surrounding areas. Cowan frequently takes his raft on the river, according to police, but doesn't usually go so long without contact.
— Staff report
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