Search and Rescue called to search for overdue hunters |

Search and Rescue called to search for overdue hunters

Matt Stensland

— Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers were called three times Monday night to help lost hunters.

Search and Rescue spokeswoman Kristia Check-Hill said all the hunters were able to find their way out on their own.

The first two calls for help came shortly before 10 p.m. Hunters reportedly were overdue at the Sawmill Creek Campground near the Moffat County line and in the Diamond Peak area in North Routt County. The third call was for a hunter also overdue in North Routt County in the Whiskey Park area.

Check-Hill said Search and Rescue did not go out looking for the hunters overnight because the situations did not seem urgent.

As the search teams were assembling Tuesday morning to go look for the hunters, rescuers learned the hunters had been located, with the last one being located at about 10:30 a.m.

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