A Vermont man who became lost while deer hunting Tuesday survived a night in the northern Maine woods and was found Wednesday morning by game wardens.

The Maine Warden Service identified the man as Brownell Bacon, 79, of Arlington, Vermont.

Bacon left his camp in Allagash around noon Tuesday, but when he failed to return after dark, his friends went searching for him. They located Bacon’s vehicle and told wardens they were concerned because Bacon had shown signs of dementia, the warden services said in a news release.

After game wardens fired a series of gunshots to attract his attention, Bacon emerged from the woods around 6 a.m. Wednesday. He was missing a boot, his hat, rifle and keys.

“Bacon was confused and disoriented,” the warden service said, but he was dressed in wool clothing, which helped keep him warm and dry. He was reported to be in good health.


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