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Missing Stockton Pastor Found In Wilderness With Broken Leg By Rescuers

TUOLUMNE COUNTY (CBS13) — A lost pastor was found with a broken leg after spending part of the night in a rural and rugged area of Tuolumne County.

Pastor Wayne Folmer set out on what was supposed to be a fun hunting trip with his son and a fellow church member.

CBS13 INTERVIEW: Pastor thankful for rescue crews, well-wishes.

The trio set up near Pinecrest in Tuolumne County and spend a few moments scouting the area before they planned to meet at the campsite.

But at around 3 p.m. on Monday, the longtime Stockton church leader vanished.

After spending the night lost in the wilderness, Tuolumne County rescuers found Folmer on a piece of granite wearing only a T-shirt and jeans at around 2 a.m. on Tuesday. He was airlifted to Sonora Regional Medical Center where he was treated for a broken leg.

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Folmer has been a pastor for almost 40 years leading parishioners at Horizons Christian Fellowship in Stockton.

He was released from the hospital on Tuesday and is resting at home.

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