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Park Rapids graduate dies in Sioux Falls

Andrew Hahn

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.

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.

Sarah Smith

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

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