Man missing in Uintas found in "good condition"
September 14, 2015
A 77-year-old Provo man who wandered off from a hike with a friend in the Uinta Mountains Thursday was found in good condition Sunday afternoon, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
Christian Herrera was last seen one mile north of Gunsight Pass where he abandoned his horse to hike further up the trail to take pictures. He failed to return to the Henry’s Fork campground where he was staying with friends. He was reported missing that night.
More than 30 crew members from multiple jurisdictions, including Summit County Search and Rescue team members, assisted in the search.
At 12:27 p.m., Sunday, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office sent out a tweet that said Herrera had been located in "good condition." A medical helicopter crew spotted him in the Painter Basin area and airlifted him to the trailhead.
Herrera was reportedly dehydrated and sustained minor injuries, but was otherwise unharmed. He was treated at the scene.
The Sheriff’s Office issued a press release with a statement from the family saying they were "elated" upon hearing Herrera had been found. The family is declining to be interviewed at this time.
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