LAND O’ LAKES, Wis. (WCCO/AP) — A missing 15-year-old Minnesota girl who went missing after a hike in northern Wisconsin has been found safe.

India Lodis Orman of Minneapolis was last seen at the Conserve School, in Land O’ Lakes, about 5 p.m. Saturday. She was found around 7 p.m. Sunday.

An official with the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department said she does not appear to be seriously injured, but she was cold. Authorities are still gathering details and have no immediate information.

Authorities launched a search and rescue effort Sunday to find the then-missing teen, who went on the nature hike after dinner but never returned to her dorm room. Several law enforcement agencies were working on the search effort on Sunday.

No details have been released regarding how or exactly where Orman was found.

According to the school’s website, Conserve School offers high school juniors a one-semester opportunity to focus on the environment and conservation. The school has a residential program and is located on a 1,200-acre wilderness campus.

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Comments (13)
  1. just wondering says:

    Glad to hear this girl was found safe. Don’t they usually wait 24 hours before listing someone as a missing person?

    1. abc says:

      Not when they’re 15.

    2. Nope says:

      That 24 hour rule is long gone for most missing person situations, especially juveniles and vulnerable adults. Brandon’s Law and some other things changed that quite awhile ago.

  2. Mike Jacobson says:

    Very good news! Certain circumstances do not require any alotted time to expire before a person is considered missing.

  3. mark from says:

    great job to whomever found her. God bless you!!

    1. John says:

      @ Gail. Ditto what the different Mark said!

  4. Mel says:

    I love to read these good news stories!

  5. Nancy says:

    Wow, Mark’s Mom… you are a freak

  6. just wondering says:

    Who is Gail, and why can’t i see anything that she has posted?

  7. JamieinMN says:

    Ummm, this is not the way to contact your daughter, IF she is your daughter. Maybe there is a reason you have not seen her since she was a toddler.

  8. Some nerves says:

    Seems to me a father that gives up all rights to a child has NO Rights when it was YOUR choice. If she chooses to contact you, let that be up to her. Don’t advertise your past indiscretions here….

  9. Some nerves says:

    Signing away parental rights is a choice you have made and have to live with it. Leave her alone, when she’s old enough, let her make the decision….

  10. Some nerves says:

    Leave her alone please, if she ever has the desire to contact you she will, it has to be on Her terms.

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