Elderly Brunswick hunter found alive in wooded area after being exposed to severe weather
November 18, 2011
By Tina Kaufmann, NewsNet5.com
Coordinated search pays off
BRUNSWICK, Ohio - An 81-year-old Brunswick man is recovering from
hypothermia, after he got lost in the woods while hunting when
severe storms struck.
Police in Brunswick Hills said the family of Lloyd Hall reported
him missing Monday afternoon, when the 81-year-old didn't show up
for his 4 p.m. ride home after hunting off Sleepy Hollow Road.
Heavy rain then began to fall, which authorities think
contributed to Hall's lost sense of direction.
Two initial search efforts failed to locate Hall, but the third
time was the charm. Brunswick Hills police and fire requested mutual
aid and scoured the wooded area. The search team finally found Hall
alive near a natural gas pipeline.
Firefighters carried Hall out of the woods and rushed him to
Southwest General Hospital. The Medina-Gazette reported Hall was
found around 10:45 p.m. stuck in thigh-deep mud.
Hall is recovering from hypothermia. His family thanked
authorities for rescuing their loved one.
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