Missing hiker found dead in Crazy Mountains

By: 
Enterprise Staff
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Search and rescue crews on Wednesday afternoon located the body of a 39-year-old hiker who was reported missing Monday in the Crazy Mountains.

The Michigan man had been volunteering for the Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance on a joint project with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. He was reported missing in rugged terrain near the Cave Lake area.

Search and rescue workers located the man’s body at 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to a news release from the Park County Sheriff’s Office.

The Park County Sheriff’s Office, Park County Search and Rescue, Sweet Grass Sheriff’s Office and FWP assisted in the search, according to the release.

The search included three ground teams, three dog teams, a horse team and a helicopter. A “heli-alpine” team from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue assisted in recovering the man’s body from a steep rocky chute in Sweet Grass County, the release states.

Sweet Grass County Sheriff /Coroner Dan Tronrud said he will release the man’s identity once all notifications have been made. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.