2017-10-12 / Happenings

Lost hunter found by RCSO

Deputies from the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office were able to locate a 56-year-old Bay City man Oct. 5 after he had become lost while hunt­ing. He called Central Dispatch at 9 p.m. and stated that he did not know where he was, however, his phone GPS showed him to be in the area of West Pine Drive near Old 27.

The effort began with deputies searching south down a two-track off West Pine Drive. The lost hunter’s vehi­cle was found at the dead end of the trail.

The deputies then called Central Dis­patch to share their location, so it could be compared to the lost hunter’s loca­tion. It was determined the deputies and the hunter were approximately one quar­ter of a mile away from each other.

The deputies turned on the patrol car’s emergency lights and sirens to alert the hunter of their location. The hunter could hear the sirens, but could not tell which direction they were coming from. The hunter was advised to stay where he was so the deputies could begin walking in his direction.

After approximately one hour, the of­ficers were able to locate the lost hunter. The hunter told the deputies that he was fine and did not need medical attention. The deputies then walked the hunter back to his vehicle.

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