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NDSU student lucky to survive cold, mother says

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DeAnn Eichelberger knew something was wrong with her son when the former high school hockey player tried to give her directions to pick him up from a New Year's Eve party.


"He said, like, 'The puck's going south, Mom,' " she recalled.

For the next few hours, family members of Jacob Eichelberger frantically searched for the 18-year-old in subzero temperatures.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.