77-Year-Old Missing Montana Hunter Found Safe
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a 77-year-old hunter who was reported missing in Montana (all times local):
A 77-year-old Florence man who went missing southeast of Hamilton during the opening day of big game rifle season has been found safe.
Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton says the man, whose name has not been released, was conscious but required medical attention after he was found Monday afternoon.
The man had been hunting with others but hadn't returned to their drop camp in the Daly Creek area by noon Saturday. The other hunters looked for him and called for help Saturday night.
Ravalli County Search and Rescue volunteers, with the help of a helicopter crew from the Montana National Guard, found the man about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from where he was last seen.
No other information was released.
Crews resumed searching Monday for a 77-year-old Florence man who went missing southeast of Hamilton during the opening day of big game rifle season.
Officials say the man was reporting missing at about 10 p.m. Saturday.
He had been hunting with others, but hadn't returned to their drop camp in the Daly Creek area by noon. The other hunters looked for him and eventually called for help.
Ravalli County officials say three dog teams along with air support from Two Bear Air, LifeFlight and Malmstrom Air Force Base joined the search. The National Guard planned to join the search Monday.