Search Update: missing man found |

Search Update: missing man found

by Patrick Parkinson, of The Record staff

Searchers have located a 61-year-old man who became lost in the Uinta Mountains at about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Tremonton resident Steven Wiscombe was found near where he became separated from his son and grandson while hiking Kings Peak, the authorities said.

When reached Thursday, the man’s daughter-in-law did not have details about how Wiscombe became separated from the group. The man was located in good condition at about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. "He didn’t need any medical attention or anything," Shanna Wiscombe said in a telephone interview Thursday. "They were supposed to come home today. So hopefully they are on their way home and as soon as they are in cell-phone range they will give us a call."

Wiscombe was reported missing on Thursday at about 6:45 a.m. "I’m sure [Wiscombe] has quite a harrowing story of being out in the wilderness for an overnight stay, but other than that everything was fine," Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds said in a telephone interview. Searchers in the remote area spotted Wiscombe from a Department of Public Safety helicopter.

The helicopter landed, picked him up and took him back down to the command post at the Henry’s Fork trailhead," Edmunds said. "He was fine. Thankfully, everything worked out just perfect."

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