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Updated: Sat, 08 Dec 2012 18:13:38 GMT | By CBC News,

Winnipeg hunter lost in woods found alive after 3 weeks

Winnipeg hunter lost in woods found alive after 3 weeks

A Winnipeg man who was reported missing last month after setting off on a deer hunting trip has been found alive, according to police.

Brad Lambert, 46, was last seen on Nov. 15 in Marchand, Man., about 85 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg, where he bought supplies, in the southeastern part of the province.

Days later, after he failed to show up for work, he was reported missing to police.

Lambert's family and friends, as well as an RCMP team, searched for him in the Sandilands Provincial Forest area, where he was going hunting, but did not find him.

On Saturday, he was found on the side of the road near Marchand, just southeast of Steinbach, by man who was driving by in a truck. The man took him to a grocery store to get some food before Lambert was reunited with his family in Winnipeg.

Lambert's family have confirmed he was in contact Saturday and that he is in good condition. There is no word on how he survived the cold or what happened to his black Ford F-150 truck.

The grocery store clerk who recognized him from an earlier visit said Lambert looked tired and "very skinny." The six-foot-tall man normally weighs about 240 pounds.

His wife said he was taken to a hospital for an examination.

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