UPDATED: Search scaled back after day 6 for missing hunter

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SUMMIT COUNTY (ABC4 News) – Update 10/20/19 The Summit County Sheriff’s office says a limited search is continuing for missing Hunter Carl Crumrine. Search and rescue is reporting poor weather conditions in the search area. Temperatures are at 15 degrees, there is 8 inches of snow and it is still snowing.

UPDATE 10/17/19: With still no sign of Carl Crumrine, the Garrett Bardsley Foundation organized a volunteer search for Friday (10/18). For more information, click here.


For two days, multiple agencies have been searching for missing West Virginia hunter Carl Crumrine.

“Our hearts go out to the family,” said Lt. Andrew Wright, Summit County Sheriff’s Office. “This is very terrifying. This is very difficult. We’re hoping for some good news today.”

The 69-year-old was last seen Monday around 5:30 a.m.

“This morning, we picked back up at 6 a.m. with searchers on the ground, horseback as well as in the air,” said Lt. Wright.

At the time he went missing, Crumrine was hunting with a group in the Lyman Lake area of Unita-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

“You’re talking the national forest,” said Wright. “So, we’re talking miles and miles of square miles of land where this Mr. Crumrine could have gone.”

Authorities say Crumrine was prepared for the cold weather and had food as well as fire-making material on him.

“The elevation is a concern. when you start getting up 9,000 – 11,000 feet which the high Unita’s are you can experience elevation sickness,” said Wright.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office says it is in touch with Crumrine’s family.

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