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UP woman, 69, walks nine miles to safety


February 12, 2018

REPUBLIC — A 69-year-old woman who took a wrong turn and became stuck in the snow walked nine miles before finding help, according to Michigan State Police.

Troopers from the Negaunee Post said the search for the woman began after she was reported to be in distress around 3:35 p.m. Thursday in zero-degree weather.

The Marquette County dispatch center had received a call from a Republic resident who said her sister from Menominee was traveling to Republic and had become lost. The sister took a wrong turn and got stuck in snowbank in a remote area, police said.

The 69-year-old woman stayed...

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