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UPDATE: Jennifer Jensen, Mike Jensen’s wife, gives update on condition

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UPDATE: 7/11/2020 3 p.m.

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) -- In a Facebook video Saturday, Jennifer Jensen said her husband's condition is improving but is still in serious condition.

She said Michael Jensen is now breathing on his own in intensive care. He was receiving breathing assistance through the night via a BiPAP machine to relieve some of the strain on his systems as he recovered.

She added his body temperature has returned to normal. When he was taken to the emergency room Friday, his body temperature was around 81 degrees from being exposed to the elements and water for more than 80 hours. He is currently on antibiotics to handle infections. She said his infection rates are going down, a positive sign the antibiotics are working. Jensen will undergo a wound assessment Monday at the hospital.

UPDATE: 7/10/2020 5 p.m.

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) -- A media release from MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center says Michael Jensen is in serious condition, but he has been reunited with his family.

The family expresses their gratitude for the outpouring of support from the community. Michael's wife, Jennifer, spoke with KWWL over Zoom this afternoon from MercyOne Center where Mike was taken for treatment.

She says she's just grateful he's back home and thankful for the search efforts.

"I do and for him and every other volunteer it was who was gonna find and we didn't know but I am excited to meet him," She said.

When KWWL talked to Mike's daughter Wednesday, search dogs were able to track his scent from Ravenwood Specialty Care, down San Marnan and then lost it near the Menards, which is close to where Mike was found.


WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) -- A family member has confirmed to KWWL that missing Wartburg professor Michael Jensen has been found.

Jensen, 44, was found by a construction crew near the spillway at MidAmerican plant by Hammond Ave and San Marnan in Waterloo, according to Waterloo Police.

Jensen was alive and breathing and was taken to MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center. There are currently no further details on his condition.

He was found just several blocks from the Ravenwood Specialty Care facility where he went missing on Monday.

A post on the Facebook page made for search efforts to find Jensen says that the family is on their way to be with Mike.

His wife, Jennifer, said due to his dementia his short-term memory is lost, but his long-term memory is still very strong.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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