Border Patrol locates missing hunter in remote area of Norton

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NORTON — The search for a missing hunter in Holland came to a happy ending on Sunday afternoon.

At 1:00 p.m. Border Patrol located 72-year-old John “Jack” Chapman walking in a very remote area of Norton.

Chapman was brought to North Country Hospital in Newport to be treated.

On Wednesday night police were notified that Chapman, a resident of Brattleboro, was missing after he set out hunting off South Shore Road in Holland.

A multi-agency rescue team immediately began attempts to locate him, with the search starting in the area of Holland Pond on Thursday morning.

The rescue happened just in the nick of time, as Northern Vermont is under a winter storm warning, expecting four to eight inches of snow.

The Vermont State Police Search and Rescue Team, Border Patrol, New England K9, Upper Valley Wilderness Response Team, Vermont KSAR, Rescue Inc, and Vermont Fish and Wildlife all took part in the rescue effort.

There is no word as to Chapman’s condition, but he is believed to be in good health.

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