Snowmobiler finds missing hunter on remote trail

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The snowmobiler who found a missing hunter from Vermont says the man was covered in ice and barely conscious.

Donald Eisenhaur of Madrid was on a snowmobile breaking trail late yesterday afternoon when he found 53-year-old Steven Wright of Woodford, Vermont, kneeling alongside a trail 11 miles from where he had gone missing.

Eisenhaur told wardens that Wright was covered with ice and his GPS was frozen. But he was coherent, and Eisenhaur carried him 15 miles on his sled back home.

Wright got lost Monday morning while tracking deer on Tumbledown Mountain in Byron with two friends during Maine’s muzzleloader season. A game warden credited Wright with a “remarkable will to survive.”

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