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16-year-old South Dakota Boy Survives 16 Hours in Forest

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A 16-year-old South Dakota boy who became lost while hunting in Black Hills National Forest says he was scared but still managed to hatch a survival plan.

Austin DuVall, of Rapid City, became lost on Nov. 3 while hunting with his father. He says his hunter‘s instinct kicked in and he chased after a deer, and soon found himself alone and without his bearings.

Austin tells the Rapid City Journal he relied on skills he learned in a hunter safety course and from Gary Paulsen’s teen-survival story “Hatchet.” He eventually found a stream and followed it to an occupied cabin, finding safety after 16 hours.

Austin says he hopes others learn from his experience. He says make a plan and stick to it – and keep a level head.

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