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Crews searching for missing backpackers in southern Utah

First Published      Last Updated Nov 24 2013 09:43 pm

San Juan County rescue crews are looking for five backpackers who went missing Sunday.

Details remain scarce, but the group was reported missing in the Elk Ridge area about 3:45 p.m., according to a county dispatcher.

A ground search is underway, which will be aided by a helicopter come Monday morning, weather permitting, the dispatcher added.

The Elk Ridge recreation area is west of Monticello and north of Blanding.


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