Missing campers found in Park County – UPDATED
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Two “cold, hungry, dehydrated and worn out” campers lost in Park County were found early Friday afternoon after they got lost in the snow, according to a press release from Park County Sheriff’s Office.
“Initial reports indicate the men wandered away from their camp and were unable to find their way back. Alcohol may have been a factor,” according to the press release.
Clint Schnurrenberger, 27, and his friend Brian Ledoux, 26, both of Colorado Springs, were missing since Thursday night. They called Park County Communications at 5:49 a.m. Friday.
They had been camping off Park County Road 77, about 13 miles from Lake George. The press release did not give specific information on the camp location or where they were found, and the Park County Sheriff’s Office declined to release further information Friday afternoon.
Park County Search and Rescue requested assistance from Summit County Search and Rescue, and El Paso County Search and Rescue to find the men before conditions worsened.
Summit County Rescue group dispatched four people to Park County Road 77 near Box Canyon at about 11 a.m. to assist rescuers in Park County, said SCRG spokeswoman Anna DeBattiste.
“It was the same place we responded to mutual aid last year for the missing soldier (and his girlfriend) from Fort Carson,” she said. “So it’s apparently a spot where people get lost.”
The SCRG rescuers were en route to assist for two hours, but turned around when the campers were found and the search was called off.
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