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Cell phone tracking helps authorities locate lost Quincy man Thursday

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ADAMS COUNTY, Ill. (WGEM) - A 29-year-old Quincy man was rescued Thursday after he called 9-1-1 and said he'd gone for a morning walk and got lost in the woods.

Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer said his office got the call just after 5 a.m. Deputies searched the area from Knapheide Landing Boat Ramp to Quinsippi Island. Adams County Emergency Management Agency helped with the search.

The man's cell phone company tracked the general location and authorities found him in a Quincy Fire Department rescue boat along the river south of Knapheide Landing Boat Ramp just before 9 a.m.

He was taken by EMS to Blessing Hospital to be checked out for exposure to the weather, but the sheriff's office said he was released with no injuries.
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