A 46-year-old ATV rider who became lost in Monroe Township was found Thursday morning after a night-long search by several fire departments, authorities said.

The man was riding the ATV Wednesday in Monroe Township when he got lost, said Howard Fowler, the assistant chief of the Monroe Hose Company. The ATV then "got stuck," so the man abandoned it and continued to travel on foot, Fowler said.

He became "disoriented in the dark," Fowler said.

Fire companies were dispatched to search for the man at 9:21 p.m. Wednesday, Fowler said. "He had been missing at least an hour before that," Fowler said.

The man started out on private property and traveled into state Gamelands 36, he said

"We found him at 7:59 a.m." in the Satterlee Hollow area in state Gamelands 36 in Monroe Township, he said.

The man was uninjured, he said.

Fowler declined to release the man's name, due to the HIPAA privacy regulations.

The rescue operation was coordinated by the Monroe Hose Company, the North Towanda Fire Company and the Bradford County Emergency Management Agency, Fowler said.

They were assisted by the Wysox, Franklin Township, and New Albany fire companies, the state police, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, and Memorial Hospital's ambulance service.

Approximately 30 people from local fire companies and the state police were searching for the man, Fowler said.

The search continued through the night until it was temporarily called off at 3:40 a.m. The search operation resumed at 5:30 a.m.

"Everybody did a wonderful job" in searching for the man, Fowler said.

James Loewenstein can be reached at (570) 265-1633; or email: jloewenstein@thedailyreview.com.