Man Lost In Woods For Ten Hours

By: Ashley Rittenhouse Email
By: Ashley Rittenhouse Email

Two men go searching for ginseng in the woods, and one of them gets lost.

It takes deputies ten hours to find him.

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says around 8 last night, Macksburg resident Jeffrey Munnell, 50, called authorities to report that he couldn't find Ronald Hoke, 44, of Lowell.

The two were out searching for ginseng in a wooded area near the intersection of Interstate 77 and State Route 530, north of Marietta.

They separated, Hoke's cell phone died, and Munnell couldn't find him.

Deputies searched all night with their dogs...not finding Hoke until about 6 this morning.

Hoke's suffering from hypothermia.

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