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Missing Student Found Alive One Week Later

September 9, 2007

A local college student who was missing for a week was found Saturday.

Julian McCormick was apparently trapped in his upside-down Honda Civic at the bottom of a ravine. The 18-year-old somehow survived without food or water and managed to climb up to Powder Mill Road in Beltsville today.

He was found dehydrated and banged up, but officials say he'll be OK.

A missing person's report was filed last weekend for the Bowie State University student. Friends and family said they had not heard from him since he left campus on September 1st to pick up his girlfriend.

Leigh Ann Hess of Bowie was riding in a car at about 5 p.m. when she spotted McCormick lying by the road, bleeding from his head. McCormick was able to tell her his name and that he had been in an accident, but he didn't know how long he'd been there.

James McCormick is Julian's father. He says the family's prayers were answered.

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