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Missing Hillman man returned home safely

Submitted by on March 16, 2010 – 5:46 amNo Comment

Mild temperatures may have helped save the life of a missing Hillman man.

The 61 year-old man went missing Sunday night when he went out to take photographs of elk in the Hillman – Atlanta area.  Police said he could not get a signal on his cell phone and spent the night in the woods. 

Shortly before 10 a.m. Monday, the man was able to reach his wife and 911 with his phone.  Montmorency County Deputies and Hillman fire and EMS crews used GPS coordinates to locate the man, who said his vehicle got stuck in the mud on a two-track road.

Police said the man was not injured.