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Crews search for missing Idaho hiker in High Uintas

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Posted - Sep. 18, 2020 at 12:09 p.m.


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PARK CITY — Summit County Search and Rescue crews on Friday continued looking for an overdue man from Idaho who had planned to hike to Kings Peak.

The sheriff’s office received a call just after midnight on Thursday that Kyle Wimpenny, 25, of Boise, was overdue from returning from his trip, according to a statement released by the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

Wimpenny left his home in Idaho on Sunday and had planned on backpacking in the High Uintas to Kings Peak, the sheriff's office stated. He was due back home on Wednesday.

On Thursday, deputies located Wimpenny’s vehicle at the Henry’s Fork Trailhead.

“Summit County Search and Rescue has been searching for Wimpenny since. Personnel have been searching by foot, horseback and in aircraft,” the sheriff’s office stated.

Both the Department of Public Safety and LifeFlight helicopters have assisted in the search.

Wimpenny is a white man with long brown hair and a beard. He is 5-foot-8 and 145 pounds. He has hazel eyes and a scar above his right eyebrow. Wimpenny is believed to have a blue backpack.

Anyone who was in the area and believe they may have seen Wimpenny, are asked to call the sheriff’s office at 435-615-3601.

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