Authorities say a missing person feared dead after getting lost in Harbison State Forest Sunday turned up after a bad trip on drugs.
More than three dozen emergency responders spent hours looking for the lost man.
They even brought in a SLED helicopter with infrared scanning technology to search for a person by body heat – similar to what was done Friday to verify the Boston Marathon bombing suspect was lying in a boat.
When the lost man's clothes were found in the Broad River at the edge of the forest, it was thought he had drowned and a dive team was preparing to search for his body.
But just before nightfall, officials say the man stumbled naked onto the state Department of Corrections property.
Naked, and reportedly suffering from a bad reaction from using LSD.
Officials say three others who had gotten lost with him apparently had been doing drugs.
A state Forestry Commission spokesman says all four will likely be charged with taking illegal substances in a state forest.
Scott Hawkins says fortunately, the lost man was found alive, but the cost of that search – including rescue personnel, bloodhounds, and that helicopter – wasn't cheap.