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Two Harbors man found after being lost for 4 days

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A 48-year-old Two Harbors man was found dehydrated and hypothermic after being lost for four days in thick woods in Lake County.

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County Undersheriff Steve Van Kekerix says John Koepsell was driving but stopped because his car was overheating, took a short walk and got turned around. He was scouting for the hunting season about 30 miles north of Two Harbors.

A property owner found Koepsell's car Tuesday evening and called the sheriff. A deputy responded, yelled out and Koepsell responded.

Capt. Jim Williams tells the Duluth News Tribune (http://bit.ly/ORw42c) after they located Koepsell, it took two hours to get him out with six men carrying him on a backboard.

Kekerix said Koepsell was unable to tell them much about what happened. He was taken to a Two Harbors hospital.

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Information from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthsuperior.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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