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CHERRY - The search has ramped up for a Minneapolis man with a place in Cherry who has been missing since last week.
Andrew Wagner, 47, left goodbye notes before taking off.
Friends are now searching in the BWCA area to try and find him before anything serious happens.
"The reason we need him back is because he's all of our good friend," friend and co-worker Aaron Anderson said. "He's just good friends with everybody who's there."
The fun, often goofy personality of Andrew Wagner is something friends want to keep around.
A man missing since Thursday, and a facebook page dedicated to find him, they describe him many ways, but said recent events are not like him.
"He's a hard working guy, he's smart, he doesn't make mistakes, he doesnt do things like this," Anderson said.
Friends said Wagner quit a great job at a theater in Minneapolis and most likley headed north, not long after the death of a close friend hit him hard.
Conversations he had with others made them believe he could be in the Bounday Waters area and that is where friends continue their search for him and his unique 1964 red Volvo.
"Right now we're in the midst of organizing, we do have people on the ground driving toward the BWCA area," Wager's friend Mikhail Simrak said.
Goodbye notes he left behind have friends eager to find where he is.
"Something was certainly going on with him and it's imperative that we find him sooner than later before something potentially could happen to him," Simrak said.
With more friends and supports getting involved in the search each day, those close to Wagner hope he's out there enjoying the outdoors.
Anderson, who works with him at Mesaba Co–op Park, said the idea is not that far-fetched.
"He's a bit of a survivor, he likes to be in the wilderness, he likes to be in the woods," Anderson said.
They just want to find him and bring him back home.
"I just want to know where he is," Anderson said. "We need him to come back because everyone needs him, we need him for every reason."
Anyone with more information is asked to contact police.