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Lost hunter spends cold night in woods

November 19, 2013
JOHN PEPIN - Journal Staff Writer ( , The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - The Marquette County Sheriff's Office said a lost Dickinson County hunter was found safe Monday after a 10-hour search south of Ishpeming.

Deputies said Yury Hammar, 17, of Vulcan wandered away from his hunting blind and could not find his way back. Hammar, realizing that he was lost, stayed at his location and waited for help.

At 9:20 p.m. Sunday, family members reported Hammar had not returned to camp. A search was conducted off Flat Rock Road in Ely Township.

Police said Hammar was cold when located, but otherwise in good condition and not in need of medical attention.

Deputies are reminding those venturing out into the woods to carry a survival pack that includes, at the minimum, matches or a lighter, first-aid supplies and water.

So far this firearm deer season, Marquette County Sheriff's Office search and rescue has responded to four calls for lost or missing hunters.

The firearm deer season opened Friday and runs through Nov. 30.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206.



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