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Man rescued after losing way in woods

LA CRESCENT, Minn. (WXOW) - A successful search for a man missing in a wooded area along the Mississippi River near La Crescent Wednesday afternoon.

The man went into the woods on foot near the West Channel bridge area early in the afternoon.  He then became disoriented.

He did have a cell phone however, which he used to call for help.

Authorities tell WXOW that the man sounded dazed and confused, but wasn't injured.

They told the man to start a fire, which he did.

Rescuers used a boat to follow the smoke trail to the man.

He told authorities he was looking for an old campsite.

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