After getting lost in the Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota, a young hunter used the survival skills he learned in his hunter safety course to find his way home.
Greg Johnson, trap-shooting coach of Black Hills AIM, said Austin DuVall, 16, a national trap-shooting champion, was doing well after he had made his way to a cabin Sunday morning, ending a multiple agency search.
“He’s doing pretty good. He’s tired and trying to warm up and humbled,” said Johnson, who spoke to DuVall on the phone Sunday after he found his way out of the forest.
On a hunting trip with his father in the Boulder Hill Road area west of Rockerville, DuVall was reported missing at 7:01 p.m. Saturday after he failed to meet his father at their vehicles. His parents waited about two hours before calling law enforcement, he said.