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Hunter reported missing near Hamilton

Posted at 8:26 AM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 10:26:43-04

HAMILTON – Crews are looking for a hunter who has been reported missing in the Bitterroot.

Ravalli County Search and Rescue are searching for a 77-year-old Florence man who’s missing in the Daly Creek area of Skalkaho south of Hamilton.

The man was reported missing at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday and is believed to have been missing since around noon on that day, according to Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton.

Three dog teams as well as air resources from Two Bear Air, LifeFlight, and the U.S. Air Force from Malstrom AFB have been called in to help in the search efforts.

Holton said additional Montana National Guard air searches, as well as ground searches including the use of dogs, is planned for Monday.

By Mark R. Thorsell – MTN News