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La Plata Peak Search and Rescue 02-01-15


Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office

Press Release



For Immediate Release

At approximately 12:00am, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office was contacted regarding two missing parties who had summited LaPlata Peak at 4:00pm on Saturday 1/31/2015. The two mountaineers contacted family informing them of their summit and said they would return to the trailhead by 10:00pm. After failing to return to their vehicle the Sheriff’s Office was contacted. Currently, there are ground teams searching for the missing hikers and air support is en route.

For further information contact Sheriff John Spezze at 719-207-3199