Search for missing man moves from rescue effort to recovery operation

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Posted 9/24/21

Efforts to find a missing man in Yellowstone National Park shifted from a search-and-rescue focus to a recovery operation in Yellowstone National Park Friday, National Park officials said.

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Search for missing man moves from rescue effort to recovery operation

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Efforts to find a missing man in Yellowstone National Park shifted from a search-and-rescue focus to a recovery operation in Yellowstone National Park Friday, National Park officials said.

Search crews have spent five days trying to find Kim Crumbo, a resident of Ogden, Utah, who had been with his younger half brother Mark Crumbo O’Neill of Chimacum on a four-night backcountry trip to Shoshone Lake.

Crews found the body of Crumbo O’Neill along the east shore of Shoshone Lake Monday, Sept. 20. 

Officials said search personnel swept all the trails in the area, and searched the entire Shoshone Lake shoreline by boat and gridded the open water by helicopter. 

The National Park Service’s Submerged Research Center began using sonar equipment to detect clues in the water Friday, while park search crews continued to search for Crumbo by foot and boat, with assistance from Grand Teton National Park’s interagency helicopter. 

Officials said recovery efforts will continue for the next several days as conditions warrant. 

The incident remains under investigation.

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