Divers called to help in search for missing Summit Co. camper
(UPDATE) -- Utah Department of Public Safety divers were called out Friday afternoon to assist in the search for a missing Summit County camper.
Ray Humpherys, 66, of South Jordan, disappeared Wednesday night. His family said he left their campsite to get water to put out their campfire.
More than 60 people, including family, are now searching a 10 mile radius near Hidden Lake, where Humpherys was last seen.
“We’re hopeful for a positive outcome,” Lieutenant Andrew Wright with Summit County Sheriff’s office said.
Dozens are searching the area with dogs and horses along with air support from the Civil Air Patrol and the Utah Department of Public Safety. Divers were shuttled by helicopter to begin searching Hidden Lake.
Humpherys is an avid outdoorsman. His family said he is very familiar with the area. They camp at Hidden Lake each year.
“The Humpherys family, they make this annual tradition. They plan it every year to come up to the national forest,” Wright said.
Crews say they won’t stop searching until Humpherys is found. The Garrett Bardsley Foundation is organizing volunteers to help search Saturday morning.
(KUTV) -- The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 66-year-old, Ray Humpherys, of South Jordan, who did not return to camp in the Hidden Lake area of the Wasatch Cache National Forest.
Summit County Sheriff’s deputies and Summit County Search and Rescue members were immediately activated and are currently searching for Humpherys who was reported missing Thursday.
He has not been seen since Wednesday, at approximately 10 p.m.
He elderly man was last seen wearing a black jacket and vest, gray shirt, tan/grayish pants, and was wearing a hat.
Humpherys is 6-feet, 1-inches tall and 190 pounds. He has short gray hair, and no facial hair.
Anyone who may have seen Humpherys is encouraged to call the Summit County Sheriff’s Office at 435-615-3600.
Search and Rescue teams are searching by ground and horseback, and the Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter, and Great Basin K9 Search and Rescue are also assisting in the search.
More information will be released as it becomes available, the sheriff's office said.