Ninilchik man treated for hypothermia after night outside

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 10:45pm
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NINILCHIK, Alaska (AP) — An 81-year-old Ninilchik man was rescued after apparently spending a night in frigid temperatures near his home.

Alaska State Troopers say Richard Hunt was treated for severe hypothermia. Troopers in Anchor Point on Thursday morning took a call that Hunt was missing from his home. Friends the night before had checked on him and told troopers he appeared to be having a medical problem. He was not found Thursday in a search of his home and outbuildings. As troopers began to organize a larger search, an officer found Hunt behind his home at the bottom of a 150-foot hill.

Troopers and emergency medical responders carried Hunt up the hill and he was taken to a hospital.

Ninilchik is 38 miles southwest of Kenai on the Kenai Peninsula.

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