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BEJOU -- The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office says a hunter lost in the woods about four miles southwest of Bejou, Minn., was found after a 2.5-hour search in subzero temperatures.

Steven Engebretson, 56, of Pelican Rapids, Minn., was dropped off at his hunting site by two friends at about 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, and at 6 p.m., the sheriff's office received a report that Engebretson was lost in a wooded area known as Frog Lake, according to a news release.

The sheriff's office, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota State Patrol searched for Engebretson using four-wheelers and tracking dogs.

When Engebretson was located, he told authorities "he got turned around in the woods," the release says.

The Grand Forks, N.D., Herald is owned by Forum Communications Co.