Father’s body found, search for missing son continues near Flame Gorge
FRESHWATER COUNTY – At around 7 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2020, the sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of two missing people near Firehole Canyon and the Sage Creek area of the Green River and Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
In the course of the investigation, MPs learned that a 34-year-old man from Rock Springs and his seven-year-old son last left their campsite in an off-road vehicle on Thursday evening, August 6, around 11:30 p.m. An eyewitness later reported that the couple never returned Camp had returned.
After MPs searched the night, an oil spill and debris was discovered on Saturday, August 8, around 6:30 a.m., floating on the surface of the water under a 200-meter-high cliff. Search and rescue and diving teams were deployed to assist the alternates in their rescue efforts.
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Around noon on Saturday, divers located and recovered a sunk all-terrain vehicle in the immediate vicinity of the surface debris. The officers also removed the adult man’s body from inside the vehicle.
The child remains missing while the search and rescue efforts continue.
The identity of those involved is kept secret for the time being, as the investigations are active and ongoing. More details will be released as they become available.