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Lost man finds divine solace as rescuers scour Sunshine Mountain


August 16, 2018

Burratin refused intravenous fluids from medical staff, saying watermelon berries kept him hydrated. Photo courtesy of Darell Jerue.

While multiple agencies and volunteers conducted a search-and-rescue operation for him, 74-year-old Valentino Burratin described his weekend wandering the Sunshine Mountain woods as a private three-day camping trip where he admired the starry nigh...

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