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Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, 9:57 p.m.
 

A man believed to be involved in an all-terrain vehicle accident was found late Friday night by a search team scouring a wooded area in Mt. Pleasant Township.

Searchers from 10 Westmoreland County fire departments Friday were looking for the 68-year-old driver of an ATV that apparently crashed in the woods in the township near Kent Drive.

The Westmoreland County Department of Public safety reported that searchers located the man around 10 p.m. He was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital. His identity and condition were not available Friday night.

Information about the accident was “sketchy,” a dispatcher said earlier in the evening.

“We're not sure when the accident even happened or why they're looking for a 68-year-old man,” the dispatcher said.

State police were contacted just before 4:30 p.m. Friday about an ATV accident in the area. Searchers from Norvelt, Hecla and Trauger were dispatched, along with the Greensburg bloodhound team, the Youngwood search dog team and the county rough terrain rescue team.

The search continued for several hours before the man was found in a wooded area near Kent Drive.

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