Summit County officials ask for help locating missing hunter

Carl L. Crumrine. Photo courtesy: Summit County Sheriff's Office

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah, Oct. 15, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Summit County officials are asking for the public’s help locating a missing 69-year-old hunter.

Summit County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release it received information Monday evening at 8:55 p.m. that Carl L. Crumrine, from West Virginia, had not been seen since 5:30 a.m. that day.

Crumrine was in the eastern Summit County area for a hunting trip. He left his campsite on foot and was last known to be walking toward Lyman Lake in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. His hunting group went looking for him when he didn’t return later that afternoon.

A member of the hunting group then contacted law enforcement when Crumrine had not returned after sunset.

Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Summit County Search and Rescue deployed resources on Monday evening.

“A search is currently underway with searchers on ground, horseback, and in the air with the Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter,” the news release said. A missing person flyer has been posted in the area.

Crumrine is described as Caucasian, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 240 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes. He is believed to be wearing a camouflage shirt, coat and pants and a hunter orange and black vest. He is also wearing Muck boots, a camouflage and orange hat and has a camouflage backpack. Crumrine is believed to be in possession of a hunting rifle. He was prepared for cold weather and had a small amount of food with him, officials said.

If anyone has seen Crumrine or has any information about his whereabouts, please contact the Summit County Sheriff’s Office at 435-615-3600.


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