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Roxboro man treated for hypothermia, broken bones

Posted November 12, 2008 6:23 p.m. EST
Updated November 12, 2008 7:01 p.m. EST

— 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.