Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Two-county search finds northeastern Utah hunter alive, well

First Published Aug 18 2014 07:09 am • Last Updated Aug 18 2014 12:30 pm

A 72-year-old hunter who went missing in northeastern Utah’s rugged Sixbit Springs area over the weekend was found alive and well late Monday morning.

The Rich County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that John Wolf had been found "in excellent condition" by other hunters about 8:30 a.m., roughly 3 miles away from his campsite near Curtis Creek.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

A deputy met the group, determined Wolf was all right and did not require any medical attention.

Wolf left his camp Sunday morning to hunt deer. His hunting companions said he took two bottles of water with him, but did not return for lunch as expected.

At 2:15 p.m. Sunday, his friends called 911 for help.

Cache County search and rescue personnel were dispatched and because the search area overlapped neighboring Rich County, searchers from there also joined the effort.

The search, aided by a Life Flight helicopter, was suspended at nightfall Sunday and resumed at dawn Monday with dog teams joining the effort.

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims


story continues below
story continues below



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.