Coast Guard locates lost hunter

PORTAGE, Mich. – A U.S. Coast Guard located a man that was lost in the woods for more than 24 hours in Michigans Upper Peninsula, today.

Michael Turpeinen of Alston, Mich., was separated from his partner while hunting in the Ottawa National Forest.

An HH-65C Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., was requested to assist the local Sheriffs Dept. with the search at 10:40 a.m. today.

After searching all day in heavy snow, park rangers spotted fresh footprints near a section of Sturgeon River. Soon after, the Coast Guard located Turpeinen waving his hands by the river bank and hoisted him into the Helicopter at 5:25 p.m.

Turpeinen was transferred to awaiting Emergency Medical Services at Houghton County Airport.

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