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Bear hunters reunited after one goes astray in BWCA

Sep 02, 2020 05:37AM ● By Editor

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By Molly Wasche of KBJR-TV - September 2, 2020

What started off as a bear hunt near Clark Lake in Ely, ended in a missing person hunt.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's office was called to help locate a man who had gone missing in the BWCA.

Two men on a hunting trip had been walking on a path when the one hunter said he needed to rest because of a sore knee, so the other kept on. After some time, that partner went back to the spot he left his partner and was unable to locate him.

It was getting to be near nightfall when the St. Louis County Rescue Squad flew in with the assistance of the US Forest Service beaver, and several other searchers to make contact with the reporting party.

At 1:08 a.m. on Sept. 1, the missing man was found 1.5 miles West of Clark Lake on Battle Lake, keeping warm by a fire on the shoreline.

Luckily the man had no injuries and was found in good health.

With all the terrain, the SLC Rescue Squad and the missing man waited until daybreak, around 8:30 a.m., to fly back to camp.

The two hunters were reunited continued their trip.

To read the original story and see related outdoors stories, follow this link to the KBJR-TV website.

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