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Firefighting soldier in Saskatchewan got lost while heeding Mother Nature's call

A fire crew battles a blaze in the La Ronge area on northern Saskatchewan, Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Image Credit: Government of Saskatchewan/The Canadian Press
July 14, 2015 - 4:30 PM

LA RONGE, Sask. - A soldier helping to fight wildfires in northern Saskatchewan became lost on Monday when he went into the woods for some privacy.

Brig.-Gen. Wayne Eyre says the soldier was heeding Mother Nature's call when he got turned around on the fire lines near La Ronge.

Eyre says a search began minutes after the soldier disappeared.

The Edmonton-based military member was found safe six hours later.

Eyre says the only thing that was hurt was the soldier's pride.

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