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Elderly man survives 8 days lost in woods

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 79-year-old man who made it through two heart attacks, two bouts with cancer and a stroke has survived another ordeal: spending eight days lost in the woods.

Duff Kimsey was dropped off Aug. 28 to look for huckleberries but apparently lost his way in a dense national forest in the Cascade mountains of southwestern Washington. On Thursday, a hunter searching for a downed grouse spotted Kimsey, his arm raised, lying beside a log.

Mike Kimsey said his father was able to shower and shave himself Friday morning but said they will wait until he recovers more before trying to get further details about the ordeal. Kimsey was hospitalized in fair condition, dehydrated but apparently otherwise healthy.