St. George man Leroy Fitzell dies one day after outback rescue

Leroy Waldo Fitzell, 87, of St. George, Utah, was found Thursday, Feb. 16, in Mohave County, Ariz., after a desperate search by family, friends and St. George police. He died Friday from complications of having been stranded in the cold weather with little food or drink. Photo: SGPD

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Feb. 18, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Leroy Waldo Fitzell, the 87-year-old St. George man who was missing and then found after a desperate search by family, friends and police, has died.

It was reported that Mr. Fitzell had been missing for nearly three days before being located in Mohave County, Arizona.

His condition was poor after being stranded in the cold weather with very little to eat or drink. 

He was transported to an area hospital, where he died Friday, surrounded by family.

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