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RCMP say a man was shot in northern Manitoba and faced a long, cold walk back for medical help.

Mounties responded to a report last week of a man suffering from a gunshot wound and exposure outside of Churchill.

They say the 29-year-old man told them he had been out trapping when he was shot by someone on a snowmobile who may have mistaken him for an animal.

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The victim then walked about eight kilometres to Churchill for help.

He remains in hospital.

RCMP are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect, who was described as wearing a black and blue snowsuit and pulling a sled behind his snowmobile.

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