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A 39-year-old man was rescued Sunday after losing his way and camping for 18 days on a mountain in Gifu Prefecture, police said.

Climbers found Takehisa Mekaru of Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, in a weakened state in a tent on the 1,529-meter Mount Kurai near the village of Miya and contacted police by mobile phone.

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