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Wilderness survival

Shelton hunter recounts week lost in forest

Shelton hunter Roger Norris, 55, has new respect for the rugged Hamma Hamma area in Olympic National Forest and the rescuers who helped bring him out of the wilderness alive.

Search teams found Norris on Oct. 7, almost a week after he lost his way back to camp and suffered injuries in a fall.

"We thought it was going to be a recovery," Mason County Search and Rescue President Keenan Kealy said.

"They just don't know me very well," Norris laughed, while recounting his ordeal.

The outdoorsman said he wants to tell his story for the rescuers so they know how much they are appreciated and give hop...


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