Man rescued after being stranded in a ravine near Duluth for 3-4 days

He was exposed to the cold temperatures for up to four days.
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A man who was stuck in a ravine for three to four days was rescued in the Duluth area on Monday afternoon, Duluth Police Department reports. 

Police and rescue workers were dispatched to an area near a hiking trail and the Lake Superior Zoo around 4 p.m. Monday on a report of a man in need of medical attention. Rescue workers incorporated an ATV and UTV to conduct a "high-angle rescue" to lift the man out from 20 feet below the hiking trail. 

He was transported to the hospital to treat signs of hypothermia, having been exposed to the to below-freezing temperatures for 72-96 hours. 

The man hasn't been identified, but police did say he was 36 years old. 

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