March 25. 2013 10:11AM

Missing Madison man turns up safe

MADISON - A search for a 24-year-old man, reported missing Sunday night when didn't return home after a six-hour trek in nearby woods, ended early Sunday morning after he walked out of the woods and returned home.

According to state Fish and Game, a search was launched for Curtis Yule Sunday night after he failed to return to his Madison Village home by nightfall. Yule had gone into the woods behind his home about 3:30 p.m., possibly heading for Blue Pond about a half-mile from his home.

When he didn't return by nightfall, he was reported missing. Fish and Game was called at 9:30 p.m. and conservation officers, including a department K-9 team along with Madison police officers, began searching for him in a large wooded area.

The search continued throughout the night and into the early morning hours on Monday.

At 1 a.m., Yule made his way out of the woods to North Division Road and then walked home where his mother was waiting for him. She notified authorities of his return.

No other information is available at this time.