A hiker who went missing near Hinton Friday has been found safe, police said. RCMP officers found 30-year-old Roy Seney on Saturday at the McLeod River campground, which is 27 kilometres east of Hinton.

Hinton RCMP, the local fire department, search and rescue, fish and wildlife and forestry air services began searching for him Saturday when he failed to return home from a hike Friday night.

Seney was last seen by his common-law wife at about 10 a.m. Friday before he started a planned 22-kilometre hike. She last communicated with him via text message at 1 p.m. when he advised her he was still safe and OK, RCMP said in a news release.

Seney was hiking alone from Pembina Avenue to the Bighorn Trail off Coal Creek and Robb Road.

He was due to return home by 10 p.m. Friday. His phone had been turned off and there was no further communication with his family.

It was believed Seney did not have enough necessities or supplies to sustain his hike past Friday night.

Police said they were “very concerned for his well-being” because it was “out of character” and he is an inexperienced hiker.  Hinton is 288 kilometres west of Edmonton