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Family: ND man making ‘amazing’ progress week after he was found with extreme hypothermia

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COLFAX, N.D. – A 51-year-old man found last week on a rural road suffering from “extreme hypothermia” is making improvements, according to his family.

Daniel Paul Haverland, of rural Walcott, N.D., was found by family Jan. 16 morning on a road near Colfax. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office reported at the time that Haverland had apparently walked about 6 miles from his vehicle, which was found stuck in a ditch near North Dakota Highway 18 and County Road 4.

He was said to be in critical condition last week while being treated at Fargo’s Sanford Medical Center.

A Thursday evening, Jan. 25, post to Haverland’s CaringBridge site said he had his feeding tube and catheter removed and was moved out of the intensive care unit to intermediate care. He’s still not allowed to stand or walk yet, according to the post, and tissue on his hands and feet continue to heal.

But the post said Haverland’s situation was a “miracle,” and a journal entry the previous day referred to his progress as “amazing.”

WDAY-TV reported Thursday that Haverland was in fair condition at Sanford.