At 12:16am October 20th, ACSSAR received a request for assistance in locating an overdue hunter in the Foxburough area of the Snowy Range. ACSSAR members briefed and departed Laramie around 6 am. Around 830 the subject returned to camp with the assistance of another nearby Hunter/Camper.
While teams were prepping to return to Laramie, a second call was received for an overdue hunter in the Muddy Park area of the Snowy Range. While the teams were redeploying from the first search, the second hunter was located and teams received a stand down. All members were returned to Laramie by 10am.
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NEWS RELEASE - (October 20, 2015)
On Monday October 19, 2015 at approximately 9 P.M. Deputies of the Albany County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a 75 year old man who was reported missing after he walked away from his cabin in Foxborough Estates, which is located west of Laramie near Fox Park.
Both he and his son had been hunting in the general area when he told his son he was going to take a walk.
The man left the cabin at about 4:30 P.M. He had not returned by dark so his son began to search the area with negative results.
Due to bad cell phone reception, his son had to drive to a better location and called the Sheriff’s Office for help.
Deputies responded and searched the area for numerous hours and were unable to locate the missing man.
Due to darkness and with no immediate leads, the search was temporarily suspended until sunrise this morning.
Numerous Albany County Search and Rescue members and deputies responded back to the area and began the search on foot.
At about 8:31 A.M. the man had been driven back to his cabin by a resident who lives in the general area. He was determined to be in good health.
The man had reportedly spent the night on a porch of a cabin, so that he could stay out of the rain.
Robert J. DeBree
Albany County Sheriff’s Office