SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah, June 2, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — The Summit County Sheriff’s Office has shared a photo of a boy rescued Thursday morning after spending nearly 15 hours alone, lost in a forested area of the county.
“FOUND,” the SCSO statement says. “Nine-9-year old Stratton Wright was reunited with family after spending the night alone in the forest. We are so happy he was found safe and in good spirits. Thank you @UtahDPS
for your assistance returning him back to his family. #SummitCounty.”
The Idaho boy was first reported missing Wednesday evening by a family member. The child became separated from his group in the Henry’s Fork area of Summit County.
First responders went to the area, within the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
“Crews searched throughout the night, both on ground and in the air. Additional search resources (ground searchers, searchers on horseback, dog search teams, and aircraft) are in the area this morning continuing the search,” the SCSO statement says.
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office first announced the boy was safe at 10:54 a.m. Thursday tweet:
“He has been reunited with his father.”