Autistic man discharged after rescue from woods in Wisconsin
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.