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

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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