The young official noticed he had misplaced the device – a kind of large USB flash drive containing codes – during exercises at military barracks in Columbier, near Neuchâtel, said a report on 20 Minuten.
A colleague suggested turning to a clairvoyant after searches failed to turn up the item. The woman, who was not identified, said the man had lost the device “while peeing.”
Army spokesman Daniel Reist downplayed the clairvoyant’s “powers”, saying that “things can get lost when you loosen your clothing to take a leak,” according to the paper.
The device was found in a nearby bush, where the officer said he had relieved himself.