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UPDATE: Missing Marathon County man found


A lieutenant with the Marathon County Sheriff's Department said that officers have found a missing cognitively disabled Marathon County man.

Erik McCarthy, 27, was reported missing Monday morning. He was last seen in the Town of Eau Pleine.

Officials at the Marathon County Sheriff's Dept. said they did everything they could to make sure McCarthy was found safely.

"We were able to request the resources from Aspirus of their Air Spirit just in case the individual had walked into the woods or was lost in an area that wasn't obvious to us," said Lt. Dale Wisnewski, Marathon County Sheriff's Dept.

Wisnewski said that McCarthy was found safe around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Wisnewski said that someone called in a tip Monday afternoon, reporting  that they saw McCarthy on Highway 13 between Colby and Abbotsford.

The Marathon County Sheriff's Dept. asked local motel and business owners to check for McCarthy.  He was found at the Abby Inn. 

Wisnewski said that McCarthy was in good spirits, though his feet were sore and swollen. He was taken to the hospital to be checked out. 

His family has been contacted so he can be picked up. 

There are no charges against him.

McCarthy has since been released from the hospital.

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