Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 2 | Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 1
Police in Duluth say a man has been rescued after being stranded for days in a remote area near the Superior Hiking Trail.
Officials were called Monday afternoon to an area near the trail and the Lake Superior Zoo about a person needing medical assistance.
Fire crews rescued the 36-year-old man from the ravine. Police believe he may have been there for three to four days.
Assistant Fire Chief Clinton Reff said the victim had hypothermia, but is in stable condition.
"He was conscious, but lethargic and complaining of some pain and partially hypothermic," Reff told MPR News on Wednesday. "So, we used a high-angle rescue rope system to get him up the ravine."
Reff said the man had been lying outside of his vehicle and was exposed to the weather.
KBJR-TV reports police say the man is hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Police don't know how he got into the ravine.