Man disappears for 16 hours in lower Deer Valley
July 15, 2014
A man disappeared in lower Deer Valley for approximately 16 hours over the weekend before he was found outside a condominium complex, the Park City Police Department said.
Andrew Leatham, a police sergeant, said the man, his wife and a friend of his wife were leaving a performance at Deer Valley Resort at between 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Saturday night when they got into an argument in the car. The man got out of the car close to the Lakeside Condominiums along Deer Valley Drive.
The two women in the vehicle lost sight of him, briefly started to head toward an area hotel and then turned around to search for the man, he said. They did not find him and went back to the hotel.
One of the women woke up sometime between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. and the man had not returned to the hotel. The Police Department received a report about the missing man, who is 55 years old, at 3:57 a.m. on Sunday.
The police searched for the man, including around a small lake nearby. Officers found him at approximately 3 p.m. on Sunday lying down outside another condominium complex on Deer Valley Drive, Leatham said.
The man could not stand and was taken by an ambulance to Park City Medical Center. He had a cut on his face and his clothes were dirty, the sergeant said. The man told the police he fell, made his way to a grassy area and stayed there, Leatham said. The man suffered a stroke a few years ago and becomes confused easily, he said.
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The man and wife are from Magna while the friend of the wife is from West Valley City, the police said.