Boy Scout missing in the Uintas |

Boy Scout missing in the Uintas

by Jay Hamburger, of the Record staff

Search-and-rescue crews are combing a region of the Uinta Mountains Friday morning looking for a missing 14-year-old Boy Scout, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said, hoping to find him after he already spent one night unprepared for the dropping temperatures and rugged terrain.

Sheriff Dave Edmunds said the boy is from the Salt Lake Valley. The Sheriff’s Office did not identify the boy. Edmunds said he disappeared in the China Meadows region of the Uintas approximately 50 miles east of Kamas.

According to a Sheriff’s Office statement, dispatchers received a report at 1 a.m. on Friday. The boy’s father last saw him at 6 p.m. on Thursday. He was participating in recreational activities with his father and other Boy Scouts when he became separated, the Sheriff’s Office said.

He was wearing green Boy Scout pants and a white hooded sweat shirt.

Searchers have set up a command post in the China Meadows region. A state police helicopter is assisting the searchers.