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Posse, helicopter called in to search for man missing in Badoura swamp bog

A helicopter with a heat-seeking device was called in to Hubbard County Friday night to search for a Backus man lost in a bog.

According to the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office:

On May 11 at 11 p.m. the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office received a call from a woman reporting that her son was stranded on a bog along a power line near Badoura. 27-year old Jason Holden of Backus had been walking on property owned by the family when he became turned around in a swamp.

Darkness came as did colder temperatures. The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office attempted to locate the individual but was unable to access the area due to the swamp. Hubbard, Akeley, and Nevis First Responders arrived and assisted with the search as did the Akeley Police Department, North Ambulance, DNR, and the Minnesota State Patrol.

A State Patrol helicopter arrived and was able to locate the individual at 1:12 a.m. with a heat-seeking device that actually picked up the person's cell phone.

The helicopter retrieved the party and brought him to safety. The individual was taken to St. Josephs Area Health Services in Park Rapids where he was treated and released.