Missing Man Found Alive in Cook County

Officials say Aaron Banks, 34, is a Twin Cities Resident Visitng a Family Cabin in Grand Marais

COOK COUNTY, Minn. – The Cook County Sheriff’s Office and Search & Rescue have located Aaron Banks, 34, after reportedly being missing since Thursday morning.

Banks was located approximately a quarter mile in from Cliff Creek Pit near County Road 14, just off Highway 61 outside of Grand Marais.

Banks was reported missing  by his wife after he didn’t return from an early morning walk near County Road 14 West.

Officials say Banks was found alive and walking in the woods.

Banks was transported to a local hospital for medical evaluation, but appears to be in good condition. He has been reunited with his family.

“We are very relieved with the outcome of this search and to find Mr. Banks alive,” said Sheriff Pat Eliasen. “I highly commend the efforts of our Deputies and Search & Rescue team for their diligence in quickly locating the individual. We operate in expansive, tough terrain up here and these individuals are top-notch. I also thank and commend members of the community who came out to volunteer and assist with search efforts.”

Banks is a resident of the Twin Cities, but was in the Grand Marais area visiting a family cabin with his wife.

Aaron Banks

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