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A Hart, Mich. native was found in Defiance, Ohio on Feb. 21 after walking away from the Michindoh Min­istries Con­ference Center in Hillsdale on the pre­vious Sat­urday afternoon.

Nathan Mick left his church retreat group without informing other mem- bers of his inten­tions, according to sources at Michindoh Min­istries. “Appar­ently, he has a history of doing this kind of thing,” said Jeff

Knoll, Director of Youth Pro­grams at the Michindoh Con­ference Center. “It wasn’t any­thing that could be pre­vented.”

When the retreat leaders realized that Mick had left the group, group members launched a search for him and con­tacted the author­ities.

Mick has a learning dis­ability, but did not come to the church retreat as part of a special needs group.

“We did not know that he had a learning dis­ability until after the fact,” said Knoll.

Due to prior inci­dents, rel­a­tives of Mick were not con­cerned with the sit­u­ation. The search was launched in an effort to ensure that he had not come into any harm.