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Volunteer Prep for Final Search for Garrett Bardsley

Volunteer Prep for Final Search for Garrett Bardsley



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Sam Penrod ReportingA final organized search for a boy scout lost in the mountains last summer has volunteers getting ready to go. Before heading back to the area where Garrett disappeared, those volunteers received some training.

The search for Garrett Bardsley has been delayed in getting started this summer because of the heavy snow in the Uintas. But plans are underway to search for three days, during the first weekend of August.

Today volunteers and search organizers met to discuss how the search will be carried out. Plans are for teams to go out in the area where Garrett disappeared and to walk almost side by side, scouring the area for any clue. Organizers are asking for anyone who is at least 18-years old, is in good shape, and used to the mountains.

Among those who will search is Toby Hawkins, the father of Brennan Hawkins, the scout who was found alive last month.

Toby Hawkins: "When we began the search for Brennan, what brought the biggest peace to me was when Kevin and his family arrived and Kevin brought his resources to be able to help us out. And as I contemplated the desire they have to find Garrett, there's no other place that I'd be."

It has been eleven months since Garrett disappeared in the Uintas, and searchers hope to cover every inch of several square miles.

The search is planned for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 4th, 5th and 6th. If you want to get involved, you must pre-register at find garrett.org. Already several people have signed up to help in the search, but organizers say they are still looking for more volunteers to help out.

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