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Whitey Bommersbach found a disoriented goose hunter in the cattails behind him about 6:10 a.m. Thursday while driving along Highway 11 north of Rutland, N.D., on his way to work. Michael Vosburg, Forum Photo Editor

Rescuer sees the light: Man finds North Dakota hunter suffering from exposure

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Whitey Bommersbach was driving to work about 6 a.m. Thursday when he noticed a flash of light off to the side of Highway 11 in rural Sargent County, N.D.

"I just happened to look out in the countryside, and I saw a light out in the water and the cattails," said Bommersbach, a county highway worker.

He stopped his pickup and shouted toward a flooded marsh area to see if someone needed help.

"I hollered and hollered. Pretty soon, I heard something," Bommersbach said.

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