Summit County Rescue Group responds to 1st hunter-related call of 2010 |

Summit County Rescue Group responds to 1st hunter-related call of 2010

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KEYSTONE – A hunter was reported missing on Keystone’s North Peak early Saturday morning but was located, uninjured, by mid-morning later the same day by Summit County Rescue Group responders.

Summit County Rescue Group spokesman Jim Koegel said it was the first hunter-related search and rescue call of 2010.

The report came in at about midnight Saturday from the missing hunter’s partner, who said the two were supposed to meet on Friday evening but never connected, Koegel said. Responders arrived on scene at approximately 1 a.m. to do a drive search for the missing party’s vehicle on North Peak and Frey Gulch area, without success.

The search was called off until daylight hours on Saturday. Eleven responders arrived on scene, and at 8:50 a.m., the vehicle was found with a warm hood. At 10:15 a.m., responders made contact with the missing party.

“He was fine,” Koegel said. “He just didn’t find his buddy and decided he would go hunt anyway.”

SDN reporter Janice Kurbjun can be contacted at (970) 668-4630 or at

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