07/14/2015 02:12 EDT | Updated 07/14/2016 05:59 EDT

Firefighting Soldier In Saskatchewan Got Lost While Heeding Mother Nature's Call

He went into the woods for some privacy, and the only thing hurt was his pride.

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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