Wash. man who went missing undergoes brain surgery

LONGVEW, Wash. (AP) — A 67-year-old Washington state man who survived five nights in freezing temperatures is now recovering from brain surgery.

The Daily News of Longview reports (http://bit.ly/1c0B1Pr) that Richard Sturm underwent four hours of surgery last week so doctors could remove two tumors. But Sturm’s daughter said he now faces two new medical problems: a mass in his lung that might be cancer and a blood clot in his heart.

Earlier this month, Sturm got lost while driving along a logging road, and he ended up enduring five nights in freezing temperatures before he was found. The tumors were discovered after Sturm was rescued, but his family believes they may have caused him to become disoriented and lost in the first place.

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Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com

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