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Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a Woodbury man with autism who went missing Tuesday.

Austin Sager, 18, is described as 5 feet 9 inches and 175 pounds with sandy blond hair and blue eyes. He normally wears eyeglasses, and he might be wearing a blue shirt.

He reportedly went missing around 4 p.m. Tuesday in either Cottage Grove or Woodbury, according to Woodbury Public Safety statement issued Wednesday.

Sager’s family and friends are organizing a search at 1 p.m. and will meet at the Bruegger’s Bagels on Radio Drive and Valley Creek Road.

The city also plans to utilize drones in his search.

He is known to take frequent walks in the Cottage Grove and Woodbury area, authorities said.

His family believes he may have been trying to walk to St. Paul and is known to visit churches.

Sager is a part of the South Washington County Schools’ Next Step program designed for students with special needs. He is described as being high functioning.

Authorities said he is trusting of others and may get into a car with a stranger.

Authorities ask people to call 911 if they see him or have additional information.

He is the son of Lori Sager, who is well known in the Woodbury music and theater scene

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