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Hiker may have found Steve Fossett items

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. | Authorities in rugged eastern California say a hiker has found items possibly belonging to missing adventurer Steve Fossett.

Inyo National Forest spokeswoman Nancy Upham said Wednesday that a hiker found the items near the town of Mammoth Lakes.

Fossett disappeared Sept. 3, 2007, after taking off in a single-engine plane borrowed from a Nevada ranch owned by hotel magnate Barron Hilton.

In 2002, Fossett became the first person to circle the world solo in a balloon.

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