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DNR and several agencies find missing deer hunter


This news story was published on November 26, 2019.
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MONROE COUNTY, Iowa – Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officers and park rangers responded to a report of a missing deer hunter on November 24 at the Tyrone State Game Management Area in Monroe County.

Kenneth Vance, 81, of Melrose was reported missing when he did not return from deer hunting. Multiple agencies assisted in the search for Vance. Vance was located, alive, around 4:00am on Monday, November 25.

Vance was transported to a local hospital and was treated for exposure to the weather for an extended period of time.

Other agencies that assisted with the search and rescue efforts included: Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Albia Fire and Rescue, Melrose Fire and Rescue, Moravia Fire and Rescue, Monroe County EMS, Monroe County Emergency Management, and Wapello County Emergency Management.

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