Couple missing after flash floods near Moab

Truck and OHV found on the Steel Bender trail.

Grand County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue has mounted a search for a couple missing since Friday.

Identified as Ray and Maranda Ankofski on social media, the pair was last heard from 20 minutes after noon on June 21, several hours before an intense storm wreaked havoc in the region.

According to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office and social media posts, the couple’s truck was located at the Steel Bender trailhead and the off-highway vehicle was found in a ravine.

According to a statement from the sheriff, someone reported the truck had been abandoned and deputies discovered it was “associated with an overdue party. This prompted an immediate search and rescue response involving multiple agencies,” reads the statement.

Ground search teams, helicopters, dogs and other special equipment is being utilized in the search, according to the sheriff’s office.

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