NACHES, Wash. -- A solo hunter who went missing near Bear Lake on
Saturday night was found early Sunday with severe hypothermia, the
Yakima County Sheriff's Office reported.
notified just before 10 p.m. Saturday by the hunter's wife, who said
her husband had texted her to tell her he had gotten lost hunting
alone near the Bear Lake area. The area is off U.S. Highway 12, not
far from the junction with State Route 410.
office search and rescue team was deployed, and found his trail by
about 2 a.m. Sunday. As they got closer to him, the hunter was able
to fire off a couple of warning shots to help them pinpoint his
location. They found him at about 3 a.m.
Yakima man was completely soaked and suffering from a knee injury
after apparently falling down, the sheriff's news release said.
Rescuers found him seriously hypothermic, "confused and laying in
the snow, unable to move," according to the release.
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