LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on a hiker missing in the Crazy Mountains (all times local):
Montana authorities say the body of a 39-year-old Michigan man who was reported missing in the Crazy Mountains has been found.
Park County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brad Bichler says in a statement that searchers found the man Wednesday afternoon in Sweet Grass County northeast of Livingston.
The statement says a Gallatin County search and rescue heli-alpine team recovered the body from a steep, rocky chute.
The man’s identity is being withheld pending notification of his relatives. Officials say he was a volunteer for the Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance counting mountain goats for a project with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
He was reported missing Monday after hiking that day in rugged terrain near Cave Lake.
Crews continued searching Wednesday for a 39-year-old Michigan man who was reported missing in the Crazy Mountains northeast of Livingston.
The man was reported overdue from a hike on Monday night. Searchers found his vehicle at a trailhead in Sweet Grass County.
Park County Undersheriff Clay Herbst says the man was believed to be hiking in rugged and difficult terrain in the Cave Lake area.
He was in Montana volunteering with the Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance counting mountain goats in the Crazy Mountains. A notice of the project on the alliance’s website says volunteers must be capable and experienced backpackers with quality boots and camping gear.
An air and ground search on Tuesday turned up no sign of the man, whose name and hometown haven’t been released.
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