MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities are reminding hunters to remember to bring a survival kit to the field after a man went missing over the weekend and had to endure heavy humidity, rain and overnight lows in the 30s.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says the hunter went missing in Chippewa National Forest, north of Remer. He was reported missing Monday, and his family hadn’t seen him since Thursday.READ MORE: Wild Beat Rangers 3-2 To Spoil Henrik Lundqvist Jersey Retirement
On Tuesday, sheriff’s deputies found the man in an “extremely difficult to access” swampy area. The hunter was treated at the scene, and emergency crews brought him to a hospital to be evaluated.READ MORE: NBA-Best Suns Roll To 9th Straight Win, Topping Timberwolves 134-124
The sheriff’s office says temperatures over the weekend ranged from 82 degrees with high humidity to overnight lows of 37 degrees. There was also significant rainfall in the last few days the hunter was in the wilderness.MORE NEWS: Minneapolis Mayor Reprimanded Police Chief Over Press Conference On Ballot Initiative
Before a trip, hunters are advised to let others know where they are going and how long they plan to be gone.