La Plata County Search and Rescue retrieves missing skier

La Plata County Search and Rescue retrieves missing skier

 

A teenage girl who was separated from her party on the Purgatory Flats Trail while cross-country skiing was retrieved and brought to safety around 9 p.m. Wednesday. “She’s fine. No medical was needed. We just turned her over to the party she was with, and she’s going to have a good night’s sleep,” said Ron Corkish with La Plata County Search and Rescue. The party the teenage girl was with searched for about 45 minutes for the missing teen before they made a telephone call to initiate a search, Corkish said. In addition, the girl had placed a 911 call on her own, and that allowed searchers to get good coordinates for her location. The initial call to report the missing teen came in just after 6:15 p.m., Corkish said. Searchers were in text contact with the girl through her mobile phone. In addition, the girl, whom Corkish declined […]

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