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Missing soldier found after emergency search

Posted at 4:28 AM, Sep 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-25 04:28:48-04

BARTHOLOMEW CO. -- A missing soldier has been found after disappearing during a camp exercise.

An emergency search started Thursday night after a soldier disappeared from Camp Atterbury.

Captain Jessica Cates said several war officer candidates began a land navigation course Thursday morning around 11 a.m. The course encompasses approximately 1,000 acres around Camp Atterbury.

Each candidate was given a compass and points on a map they have to find.

Cates said the course typically takes 3-4 hours to complete, but one female soldier was still missing as of Thursday evening.

Cates later confirmed the soldier was found inside the camp and was being checked out as a precaution.

Cates said the soldier has about 11 years of service. She was equipped with an M-16 rifle, but no ammunition, and had no means of communication.

Camp Atterbury is located west of Edinburgh in Bartholomew County. It serves as a training base for the Indiana National Guard.