LA: Missing hunter found after spending the night in freezing temps
January 15, 2014
CHARENTON — A 22-year-old LSU student was found on a gas platform
Tuesday night in the Atchafalaya Basin after becoming separated from
a friend during a hog hunting trip and spending Monday night soaking
wet in subfreezing temperatures, authorities said Wednesday.
Deputy Robert Martin, sheriff’s spokesman, said the pair killed a
hog in a nearby swamp and the student became turned around in the
woods on the way back to the kill.
The student, who started
the hunting trip earlier Monday at Belle River boat launch in St.
Martin Parish, was reported missing at 5 p.m. the same day, Martin
He was taken to Teche Regional Medical Center in
Morgan City for exposure and hypothermia and remained there through
mid-Wednesday afternoon, Martin said.
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