Update: Missing Hunter Found Alive Three Miles From Orginal Location

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Updated Wed, Sep 7, 2011 10:10 am

A hunter reported missing by his wife on Sunday was found alive yesterday three miles from his original location.

Don Nickels, 59,  of Raceland, Kentucky was found after an extensive search both on foot and on four-wheeler.

When Nickels was found by forestry officials Tuesday afternoon, Sheriff Jeff Lawless says he was very confused but had not been injured.

"He got disoriented in the woods after it got dark and got turned around and went the wrong direction instead of heading back to the vehicle," says Lawless.

Lawless says his officers were very concerned about what may have happened to Nickles while he was in the woods.

"After he had apparently lost his way, the concern was, did he harm himself, fall down and be injured or is he just wandering, lost in the in the woods?"

The Lawrence County Sheriff says Nickels has high blood pressure and may have a slight case of dementia.


A man missing since Sunday afternoon in the Wayne National Forest in Lawrence County, Ohio has been found alive.

Don Nickels, 59, of Raceland, Ky., went into the woods to look for a place to deer hunt later this year.

His wife, Shirley, says he left her in the car and walked into the woods and didn't return. He told her he would be back in 15 minutes.

Dispatchers in Lawrence County say Nickels was found by forestry officials Tuesday afternoon.

They say he appears to be okay, but is very confused.

He was taken to a local hospital to be checked out.

No word on where exactly he was found.

The Lawrence County Sheriff says Nickels has high blood pressure and may have a slight case of dementia.
 

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