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WATCH: Rescued Hunter in Pine Co. Airlifted

September 21, 2017 10:53 PM

According to the Pine County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, searchers located the hunter who was lost near the state border in Pine County. The 61-year-old man was located and is safe.

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The Pine County Sheriff's Office received a report of a hunter being lost in the Nemadji State Forest at 6:44 a.m. on Tuesday. The 61-year-old man was last seen wearing long pants, a long sleeve shirt with orange on the shoulders, and an orange vest.

Authorities searched the forest north of Kingsdale along the state line.  No further information has been released at this time. We will update the story if more details become available.

As hunters and hikers head out to enjoy the fall colors, remember to plan ahead.  State Farm Insurance offers these tips to stay safe.

  • Always tell someone where you are going. Tell them your plans and when you should be expected back. 
  • Dress for the weather. Hunters can be at risk for hypothermia in cold, wet conditions, but also in temperatures as high as 50 degrees. Dress in warm layers, avoiding moisture-retaining cotton and remembering a water-repelling outer layer.
  • Bring a compass and/or cell phone. 
  • Check the weather report before heading out.

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