KENT, Conn. (WTNH) — A hiker who went missing in Kent earlier this week has been found safe, according to state police.
Marta Renee Bowen, 60, was reported missing after disappearing from her campsite on the Appalachian Trail in Kent during the early morning hours on Wednesday.
EnCon police said Bowen is from Durham, North Carolina and she had been on a hiking trip with two companions prior to her disappearance.
Authorities said Bowen’s cell phone and hiking gear had been left at the campsite.
State and EnCon police began an intensive search for Bowen on Wednesday. EnCon police used an ATV and drones to search for Bowen and state police used a helicopter to look for Bowen along the Appalachian Trail.
On Friday, Bowen found other hikers on the trail and used their cell phone to call 911, according to EnCon police.
Bowen was then located several miles south of her campsite by first responders, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP.)
Bowen was transported to a local hospital for evaluation after undergoing treatment by emergency services.
The EnCon police, state police and several fire departments assisted in the search to find Bowen.
No further information is available at this time.
EnCon police said the incident is still evolving.