UPDATE (Sunday 9pm):  David Cole, missing near West Yellowstone since Saturday, has been found safe and healthy.

According to the official Press Release from the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office:

  • Searchers from Sheriff’s SAR have been looking for 69 year old David Cole of Bozeman since Saturday evening.
  • He was last reported in the area of Tepee Creek,10 miles north of West Yellowstone.
  • Searchers found his vehicle stuck and running on the Tepee Cr. Road.
  • Cole could be wearing a blue/black plaid shirt and jeans and suffers from dementia.
  • Saturday night volunteers searched the area on foot and ATVs.
  • Helicopters from Life Flight Network and Two Bear Air from the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office also worked until early in Sunday morning.
  • Sunday 4 dog teams were in the area with foot searchers standing by.
  • It is possible that Mr. Cole could have abandoned his car and walked out to the highway and was given a ride.
  • Anyone with information can contact the West Yellowstone Police Department at 406-646-7600.