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Sam Penrod ReportingSearchers are going over a remote area of eastern Utah looking for a mother and daughter who have been missing for nearly a week. Searchers are hoping to find any sign of the women and grow more concerned with each passing hour.
So far searchers have found no sign of the two women except for their rented Jeep that was left in a parking lot. The pair is believed to have been in this area since last Tuesday, but because the mother and daughter from out of state apparently were only planning a day hike, there is a lot of concern, but also hope that these two missing hikers will be found safe.
The search resumed this morning in the high Uintas for the two hikers, 58-year old Carol Weatherton of Florida and her daughter 40-year old Kimberly Beverly of Georgia. The two were in Utah on a vacation. The search began Saturday night after relatives called police when the two missed their flight back home.
Authorities believe the two had only planned a day hike in the area and were likely not prepared for anything more. It is possible the two could have got caught in last Tuesday’s storm, which brought snow to the Uintas. There is also concern because the hikers were unfamiliar with the area.
With the onset of fall colors and because the Crystal Lake area is extremely popular, the sheriff is warning others who may hike in the area to come prepared.
The search will continue until dark tonight. Summit County says the response from several other neighboring counties is helping to get the area covered very fast. They will also continue the search tomorrow.
There is no indication so far that any foul play is involved. They’re just concerned the two could be on the mountain and have no way of getting off.