Severe Weather Halts Search for Missing Man

May 23, 2011 Updated May 24, 2011 at 12:38 AM EDT

By John Borsa

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Severe Weather Halts Search for Missing Man

May 23, 2011 Updated May 24, 2011 at 12:38 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -Severe weather Monday night forced rescuers to halt search efforts for a missing 22-year-old man who was hiking in Valentine Flats near Zoar Valley, officials said.

The man was reported missing by friends after a group went hiking near Gowanda. The man was separated from the group.

The Erie County Sheriff's Air One helicopter could not assist in search efforts due to the weather.