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Sam Penrod ReportingThe parents of Garrett Bardsley say they are not giving up the search for their son's body. Garrett is the missing Boy Scout who is presumed to have perished in the High Uintas nearly two weeks ago.
Garrett's parents wanted to talk with us, primarily to offer their thanks to the hundreds of people who have been searching for their son, who they never had a chance to personally talk to. And they say while the official search is over, they plan to keep looking, beginning again tomorrow, hoping that they can bring their son home.
Kevin and Heidi Bardsley are back at home in Utah County, after spending more than ten days in the Uintas at the search site, where they personally looked for their son. They are grateful to the hundreds of other people, including trained search and rescue teams who volunteered to help, as well as other people who came to hike the trails and other areas where Garrett may have gone.
Kevin Bardsley, Garrett's Father: "This situation, as sad as it may be, we're looking for the silver lining in the dark cloud and there is one. We've so many people's lives touched, this young man who was barely 12."
The Bardsleys say they have received help from as far away as other states and that they have taken up an offer for a web site, which includes information on their ongoing search efforts. That web site is FindGarrett.org.
Garrett's parents plan to return tomorrow to the search site, and will welcome volunteers who want to get involved.