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Rescuers find Paynesville, Minn., grad uninjured in Washington mountains

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PAYNESVILLE -- A 2009 Paynesville Area High School graduate was found uninjured today on a snow-packed Washington mountainside after being missing for two days.

Late in the day Thursday, four skilled rope climbers reached 21-year-old Ezra Thompson where he had been stranded on a ledge at about 6,700 feet in rugged terrain in the North Cascade Mountains of Washington.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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