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Two men rescued after being lost in the woods for the weekend

4 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, August 26 2014 Aug 26, 2014 August 26, 2014 7:01 AM August 26, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

CLINTON- Two men were rescued from a two-day ordeal in the woods that left one needing medical attention, deputies in East Feliciana said Monday.

The department released the details a day after the rescue. The men became lost Friday and were found Sunday afternoon.

Two men, a 33-year-old and 26-year-old entered some woods about five miles east of Clinton near the intersection of Old Liberty Road and Gilead Road. The sheriff's office did not release why the men were in the woods.

At some point during their adventure, the two men became lost and wandered from Friday evening until Sunday when the older friend became dehydrated, started to hallucinate and became unable to walk. Authorities said the 26-year-old left the friend in a specific area to find help. The man was able to follow the sound of a lawn mower, where he found someone to call for help.

A team of people, including a K9 from the Dixon Correctional Center, looked for the 33-year-old for four hours before finding him. He moved from the original position, deputies said.

The man was carried 200 yards to a trail where he was put on the back of an ATV, taken to an ambulance and rushed to a hospital.
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