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HAVERHILL, N.H. — An elderly hunter has been rescued after being stuck in the mud for 33 hours in a New Hampshire swamp.

The Fish and Game Department says the 79-year-old hunter from Lebanon had not returned home from a waterfowl hunting trip Tuesday evening.

Two Vermont game wardens and three New Hampshire conservation officers searched the Connecticut River by boat and a large wooded swamp nearby in Haverhill.

They found the man around 4 p.m. Wednesday, submerged up to his neck in the swamp.

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They were able to get him out of the mud. The man had hypothermia and was exposed to heavy overnight rain.

He was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

He told officials he went into the swamp Tuesday morning to retrieve a duck he shot and became stuck.