The Associated Press
10/7/03 9:31 AM
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- A 10-year-old boy was found early
Tuesday after he and four others got lost on a squirrel hunting trip Sunday
in the wilderness of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta.
Authorities said Christian Poole was found around 2 a.m. in the Mallard Lake
area near where he disappeared. He was described as exhausted and hungry but
otherise in good condition.
On Monday, two men and two other boys in the group were
found after being lost in the Oak Leaf Bayou area in Baldwin County, Coast
Guard officials said.
One of the rescued men, Tony Poole, is the father of the
10-year-old who was found during his second night lost in the delta. Ken
Eslava, spokesman for Daphne Search and Rescue, said the father was being
treated for hypothermia. The other man, Tommy Stokes, and his two sons were
in good condition.
The hunting group drove an 18-foot aluminum boat about 14
miles north to Oak Leaf Landing just before noon on Sunday. The group
apparently left the boat and got lost while hunting for squirrel in the
delta, Eslava said.
Search and rescue officials and volunteers from Daphne,
Mobile, North Baldwin and Bon Secour took part in the search.
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