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Park Rapids graduate dies in Sioux Falls

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A former Park Rapids student died of exposure Monday or Tuesday in Sioux Falls when he walked home from a bar.

According to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, a two-day-long search by ground and air located the body of Andrew Douglas Hahn, 21, in a slough in the Harmodon Park area. The police search was aided by a helicopter, bloodhounds, snowmobiles and ATVs.

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According to the Argus Leader, Hahn had hitched a ride home from a bar at 2 a.m. Monday, but left the vehicle after an argument with the driver.

A search team using dogs found his body at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Hahn attended Park Rapids Area High School. A school secretary said he is a 2007 graduate.

His former classmates had posted several messages of sorrow on Facebook Tuesday.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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