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Roxboro man treated for hypothermia, broken bones

Posted November 12, 2008

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— A Roxboro man was being treated for hypothermia and broken bones on Wednesday after being found in his car by a State Highway Patrol trooper.

Joseph Puryear, 41, lost control of his car on Old Roxboro Road in Granville County early Tuesday, Trooper Brian Moseley said. The vehicle went down a ditch and landed in a creek.

Puryear ended up crawling out into the bank of a creek. He spent 10 hours in the elements, which included freezing temperatures, until the trooper found him.

Puryear was being treated at Duke Hospital. No word was available on his condition.


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  • manofjustice Nov 13, 2008

    This is actually my cousin and it is amazing that he waited 10 hours to be found. I am praying very hard for him.

  • bigbr0ther Nov 12, 2008

    How was he found in his car, if he crawled out up to the back of the water and waited for ten hours to be found?