SWEETWATER COUNTY, WYO – Deputies and Sweetwater County Search & Rescue volunteers are searching for a missing Rock Springs man.
Sheriff Mike Lowell said Terry Meador, 74, of Rock Springs was reported missing by family members. He left town alone on a hunting trip in the area south of Rock Springs and his pickup was found stuck just north of Pine Mountain about 11 miles west of Wyoming Highway 430.
County deputies took up the investigation at about 1:00am on Friday, and were informed by family members that a friend had located Mr. Meador’s unoccupied pickup, a blue 2013 Chevrolet, north of Pine Mountain.
The Chevrolet pickup, found about 35 miles generally south of Rock Springs, was badly stuck and Mr. Meador’s hunting rifle was inside the cab.
Deputies and Sweetwater County Search & Rescue volunteers were on scene Friday, the Sheriff’s Office mobile command post was set up, and search activities were commenced, with negative results.
Lowell said the search will start up again Saturday morning with ground units and a helicopter volunteered by University of Utah Air Med. Updates on the search will be reported tomorrow.
It is in this area that the search is being concentrated. The Sheriff’s Office mobile command post has been set up, and searchers plan to deploy aerial drones as well as ground searchers.
Lowell asked that anyone with information, particularly those who may have encountered Meador, contact the Sheriff’s Office.
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