Border Patrol helicopter finds missing hunter

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A Border Patrol helicopter with high tech equipment is being credited with finding a missing hunter in a wildlife refuge in the town of Swanton.

The Vermont State Police says that 53-year-old Robert Britch of Highgate was reported missing late Saturday after a resident heard two gunshots indicating someone was in distress as well as shouts from a distance.

Police say conventional searchers were unable to reach Britch because the terrain was too difficult.

A thermal imaging device in the helicopter located Britch within minutes.

State game wardens then brought Britch to safety.

Britch was reported to be cold, but he declined medical treatment.

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