Autistic man discharged after rescue from woods in Wisconsin

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS — An autistic man who was rescued in the Wisconsin woods has been discharged from the Minneapolis hospital where he’s been treated since June 22.

A spokeswoman for the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, made the announcement about 25-year-old Keith Kennedy on Monday.

Kennedy was dehydrated, suffering from hypothermia and covered with ticks and bug bites when a St. Paul firefighter found him.

Searchers were worried that Kennedy might suffer a medical emergency without the anti-rejection drugs he has taken since having a kidney transplant in 1995.


Kennedy ran away from a camp for disabled adults in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, on June 15.

His parents live in Roseville while Kennedy lives in a group home in Shoreview.

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