'Extreme survivalist' found; Quetico Park near BWCAW open again


A man described as an "extreme survivalist," whose presence shut down part of a park near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, has been located by officials and the park is now open, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

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Part of Quetico Provincial Park in Canada, near the border with Minnesota, was closed as officials searched for a man who was described as a "person of concern." But one Ontario law enforcement official also called him an "extreme survivalist."

Part of the park was closed July 28, including several lakes near the Minnesota border.

On Monday, everything was open and operating as normal.

"The July 28th closure of parts of Quetico Provincial Park has been lifted," the park says on its website. "All areas of the park are open for regularly permitted travel."

The man, a 26-year-old with no known address, was found well north of the closed areas, the Star Tribune says.

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