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Missing Illinois man found near Norwalk


MONROE COUNTY, WI (WXOW)-- A 75-year-old male from Illinois missing near Norwalk on Friday night was found on Saturday Morning.

Monroe County 911 Communication Center received a call from a man stating his grandfather had been missing for over two hours.  He said that they were hunting and his grandfather never returned to the cabin.

Norwalk Fire Department and the Jackson County K-9 Unit searched for the man until the search was called off due to weather and darkness at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday.

They began searching again at 7:00 a.m.  and found the man around 8:30 a.m. walking on a road nearby.

The man said he got lost when it turned dark and stayed by a tree until daylight when he walked out.  The man was in good condition.

Assisting the Sheriff's Department at the scene were the Norwalk Fire Department, Wilton Ambulance Service, Norwalk / Wilton Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff Department, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Hillsboro Police Department, Wilton Fire Department, Sparta Rural Fire Department, Med Link Air, and the Monroe County 911 Communication Center.

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