Missing Hiker Found Dead in Crazy Mountains
The decedent had been volunteering for the Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance on a collaborative project with the Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks when he went missing in rugged terrain near the Cave Lake area Monday.
Sweet Grass County Sheriff / Coroner Dan Tronrud will release his identity once all notifications have been made.
In the early hours of August 14, Park County Deputies requested and received assistance from Two Bear Air with an infrared unit, who attempted to locate the missing person. They were unsuccessful.
On Tuesday morning, Park County Search and Rescue, along with the Park County Sheriff’s Office, FWP and other volunteers, began a more thorough search of the area. This included the use of two ground teams that hiked the area as well as Rocky Mountain Rotors who helped with air support, transport and air search. Searchers were unable to find the missing male during today’s operation.
Search operations are ongoing as of Wednesday morning, the terrain they are searching is very rugged and remote.
Authorities are not releasing the hiker's name as they are still working on contacting friends and family members.
The Park County Sheriff's Office contributed to this report.