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Missing Holden Man Found in Woods Alive

HOLDEN, Maine - A Holden man lost for several hours in freezing temperatures has been found alive.

Maine authorities say Joshua Webb, 25, was reported missing by his father at about 7 p.m. Monday. Webb, who family members say has autism, had left the residence at 4 p.m to go for a walk, but didn't return.

Holden Police began a search for Webb, with the help of the Brewer Police Department, a Penobscot County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit, Holden Fire and Rescue, and the Maine Warden Service.

About an hour and a half later, Penobscot County Deputy Ryan Allen and his K9, Dozer, found Webb in a wooded area, between Wilson Street and Bagaduce Road.

Officials say Webb was dressed in relatively light clothing, and was very cold and disoriented when found. He was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital for treatment of a lowered body core temperature.

Lt. Dan Scott of the Maine Warden Service says quick thinking and teamwork saved Webb's life. "With temperatures hovering around zero and wind-chills near -15 below, the man would likely not have survived a night in the woods," Scott says, in a statement.