SEBEKA, Minn.-- Authorities are investigating how a paraplegic man died after reportedly falling out of his wheelchair and being found in the cold near Sebeka (suh-BEE'-kuh).
The Wadena County sheriff's office says 39-year-old Michael Lee Johnson of Sebeka was found on the ground, unresponsive, and out of his wheelchair around 8 a.m. Tuesday by his personal care attendant.
KSAX-TV of Alexandria reports Johnson was taken to Tri-County Hospital with extreme hypothermia and a body temperature in the 70s.
An autopsy was being performed.
The National Weather Service says the temperature at the Wadena airport was 5 above zero at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
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