Update: Missing Hunter Located
November 20, 2019
Update: The Valley County Sheriff's Office reports the missing hunter has been found safe at the end of Gilbert Creek in Garfield County. He was found with the assistance of a local hunter who spotted him and guided in Search and Rescue. He is safe and has no medical needs. Search and Rescue is currently working on extraction for him and the swamped boat.
VC Search and Rescue was activated this morning, Nov. 21, at 6:30 a.m. to participate in a search for a missing hunter.
Yesterday, the Sheriff's office was able to fly the area and locate a swamped boat. A party of four hunters with three accounted for were camping and hunting since Sunday.
Additional Search and Rescue members was mobilized at 8 a.m. to assist.
This is a joint effort being coordinated with Garfield County, CMR officials, Fish and Game, and the Corps of Engineers.
More details will be disseminated as they become available.