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72-year-old man found alive in snow after missing for a night

A 72-year-old man was found laying in the desert snow south of Boise on Tuesday after he didn't return home the night before. (KBOI File Photo)

A 72-year-old man was found laying in the desert snow south of Boise on Tuesday after he didn't return home the night before.

The man survived and is getting medical treatment.

Deputies determined that the man went to do some target shooting around the Pleasant Valley and Tenmile Creek roads. He stepped into a hole and fell over while setting up his target.

Unable to move, the man spent the night and the next morning laying in the snow.

Tuesday morning just before 7 AM, the man was reported missing from his family once they discovered he never returned home and couldn't be located at any other family member's houses.

Deputies had a difficult time locating the man due to the thick fog reducing visibility after pinging his cell phone in the area.

He was found by recreationists near the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse Corrals around 2 PM on Tuesday.

The man was assisted with immediate treatment after paramedics and deputies accessed him using four-wheel drive vehicles.

He was then transported to a local hospital and has serious but non life-threatening injuries according to Ada County Sheriff's office.

The temperature in the area where the man fell hit a low of 16 degrees overnight, according to National Weather Service reports.


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