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Search for hiker resumes today.

Byline: Kim Ring

State police from Massachusetts and New York last night suspended the search at dark for a missing hiker from Northboro who was last seen in the area of Bash Bish Falls in Massachusetts and the Taconic State Park in New York on Monday evening. They plan to resume the search at 7 a.m. today.

Kyle Pember, 28, was hiking with his father on Monday when the two were separated at midafternoon. Kyle was reported missing after he failed to return from the hike, state police said. He was wearing a bluish checkered hooded sweatshirt and jeans. He is 5 foot 10 inches tall, thinly built and about 150 pounds. He has short wavy, dark hair and a narrow face. Police said he may be carrying a backpack.

Police yesterday combed the rugged terrain using helicopters, dogs, the Troop B Community Action Team, the Special Emergency Response Team and troopers assigned to the Lee Barracks. The search is being coordinated between law enforcement personnel from both states.

State police said a command post has been set up and about 36 Massachusetts State Police officers were deployed to assist.

The area is partially in Mount Washington, a small town in the southwestern corner of Massachusetts, and searchers are also looking in adjacent Copake, N.Y.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the state police barracks in Lee at (413) 243-0600.


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Title Annotation:LOCAL NEWS
Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
Geographic Code:1U2NY
Date:Oct 10, 2012
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