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  1. #1
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    May 2013

    UT - Melvin Heaps, 75, hiker, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, 31 July 2017

    Melvin Heaps planned to spend Monday hiking in the High Uintas near Crystal Lake. He typically goes hiking when he visits family in the Salt Lake Valley, but usually returns by nightfall.

    Some hikers reported seeing him Monday, and his car was found at the Crystal Lake Trailhead.


  2. #2
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    May 2013
    Search resumes for hiker missing near Crystal Lake


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    This is so sad. So many folks missing recently in National parks. With the heat as it is, I can see how easy it is to have a minor incident that becomes life threatening in no time. Prayers for his safety and return to his family.
    Last edited by caribou_birdie; 08-02-2017 at 01:02 PM. Reason: spelling error

  4. #4
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    May 2016
    Dallas, Georgia
    The family of a man who disappeared in the Uinta Mountains spoke in a press conference Thursday, and they are asking for volunteers to aid in the search.

    Volunteers should meet at the Crystal Lake Trailhead Friday beginning at 7 a.m. Those who come to volunteer should be physically fit and have the proper gear to search in the mountainous terrain, like hiking boots, suitable clothing, and water.


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  5. #5
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    May 2013
    Family members say he is deaf in one ear and wears a hearing aid on his other ear. If the battery has drained, family fears, he may not be able to easily hear helicopters overhead or searchers shouting for him.


  6. #6
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    Jun 2016
    Officials ‘scaling down’ search for hiker missing in Uinta Mountains

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — After six days of search efforts, Summit County Search and Rescue announced Sunday they will be scaling down their search efforts for a missing hiker.
    The press release from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said that as of 6 p.m. Sunday they have begun scaling down their search efforts. The release states that searchers have worked diligently and exhausted many resources in the hopes of finding Heaps.

    The search will continue, but with limited resources.

  7. #7
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    May 2016
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  8. #8
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    Jan 2017
    something about people volunteering for trails that people go missing from makes me nervous. people who want to find him may disregard their own safety. :/
    Mostly my opinion.

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