NEW INFO: Man with Autism Recovering After Rescue in Northwestern Wis. Woods

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A man with autism is recovering at a Minneapolis hospital after spending seven days alone in the northwestern Wisconsin woods.

A spokeswoman for Fairview Hospital at the University of Minnesota Medical Center says Keith Kennedy is in the intensive care unit, where he's stable and improving.

His family says they are deeply appreciative of the volunteers and law enforcement officers who were part of the massive search effort that found their son on Sunday.

The 25-year-old man from Shoreview, Minnesota, vanished from a camp for developmentally disabled adults.

He was found about a mile from the camp, in a wooded area inaccessible to vehicles. Kennedy was weak, covered with insect bites, but safe.

Searchers worried that Kennedy might suffer a medical emergency without the anti-rejection drugs he has taken since having a kidney transplant in 1995.

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