Search of rugged Montana mountains continues for hiker, 23, missing nearly a month

K-9 teams from multiple agencies were being dispatched via helicopter on Saturday and Sunday into an area where Tatum Morell could have ventured after setting off alone on the West Fork Trailhead near the city of Red Lodge on July 2, Red Lodge Fire Rescue said Thursday.

フラッシュバック: 失踪したモンタナハイカーが死んだと信じている; スケールバックを検索, 当局は言う

The expanded search was expected to encompass several mountain peaks and numerous lakes, including Whitetail and Silver Run Peaks, September Morn Lake, Timberline Lake, Lake Susanne and Snow Lakes. The agency said more could be added depending on time and conditions.

Crews have continued searching for Morell on a limited but continuous basis using trained rescuers and search dog teams since scaling back the search on July 10.

Morell last called her family using a satellite device on the evening of July 1 before setting out on the West Fork Trailhead. トレイルヘッドはモンタナ州中南部にあります, 近く ワイオミング 境界. She had planned to climb five mountain peaks over 12,000 feet tall in the area.

<strong>The search for missing 23-year-old hiker Tatum Morell was scaled back on July 10 after officials and family said it is unlikely she is still alive. </strong>

<strong>The search for missing 23-year-old hiker Tatum Morell was scaled back on July 10 after officials and family said it is unlikely she is still alive. </strong> (カーボンカウンティ保安官事務所 – モンタナ/ Facebook)

救助者 23歳の検索を開始しました 彼女が7月に戻らなかったとき 5.

Teams climbed the rugged, 12,00-foot-tall mountains and navigated treacherous terrain filled with rock fields, 車サイズの岩, scree fields and snowfields in search of Morell. After an exhausting five days, the effort yielded no results.

Morell, pictured during a different hike, was described as an "熱心で経験豊富なハイカー" 彼女の家族と一緒にそして彼女自身でバックカントリー旅行をした経験の生涯で.

Morell, pictured during a different hike, was described as an “熱心で経験豊富なハイカー” 彼女の家族と一緒にそして彼女自身でバックカントリー旅行をした経験の生涯で. (レッドロッジ消防救助)

Due to the sheer expansiveness of the rugged mountains and storms that had passed through the area, officials and family released an update on July 10, saying that the hiker had likely died.

救助隊はそれが23歳であると信じられていると言いました “悲劇的な事故がありました” 彼女のinReach通信デバイスをアクティブ化できませんでした.

“テイトは激しく独立していました, 山を愛した冒険心,” 彼女の家族は声明で言った. “彼女が愛する場所を通りかかったことを知って、私たちはいくらかの慰めを見つけます。”

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