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Family reports Park City man missing in Emery County

Published May 28, 2013 9:58 pm

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A Park City man who went with his family on a Memorial Day outing in Goblin Valley State Park has been reported missing after he failed to return home in his recreational vehicle Monday night.

Larry Fitlow, 67, was last seen leaving a camping area off Little Wild Horse Road — near Goblin Valley in Emery County — at about 10:30 a.m. Monday, according to a news release by the man's family.

Fitlow, who was traveling with his dog in a 37-foot RV, was seen by family taking a wrong turn toward the Wild Horse slot canyon parking lot near Highway 24. His family, thinking he would turn around once he got to the parking lot, left more than an hour after he did and returned to Park City at about 7 p.m. When they arrived home, Fitlow had not returned, and he has not been heard from since. Calls the family made to Fitlow's cellphone have not been answered.

Dispatchers with the Emery County Sheriff's Office said the family had informed the department of Fitlow's disappearance and that authorities have been searching the area. So far, they've had no luck finding Fitlow or his RV.

Sgt. Ron Bridge with the Summit County Sheriff's Office said the family also contacted his department and that they are assisting Emery County in the search for Fitlow. Attempts to find Fitlow by triangulating the location of his cellphone have so far been unsuccessful, Bridge said.

Fitlow's vehicle has Utah plates with a decal reading "Senior Gone Wild" on the back. His dog, a 1-year-old Schnauser-Yorkie named Gizmo, also was with him. kbennion@sltrib.com

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