A hunter is safe in Houghton County tonight after going missing this afternoon. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department says he’s 25-year-old Joe Burns of downstate Sterling Heights.

He went missing shortly before 3:00 p.m. in the Bowstead Lake area of Duncan Township. A Michigan State Police K-9 unit found Burns safe and sound at about 5:30 tonight.

The Michigan DNR, Houghton County ORV Patrol, the Duncan Township Fire Department, the Houghton County Civil Air Patrol and emergency dispatchers working out of the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post also assisted in the search.